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Telecommunication in Mauritius

The development of telecommunications in Mauritius is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +230, there were a total of 2.39 million connections in 2020. Among them were 1.91 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.5 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 51,139 webhosts, Mauritius is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 1,158 million of these, or about 2 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 20.03 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Mauritius ranked 115th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 9.1 Mbit/second was significantly lower (115th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 44th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Mauritius comes 91st with a download speed of 19.03 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 9 Mbit was enough for 86th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2022 from 180 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the Internet in Mauritius from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Mauritius 2002 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerMauritius is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 65% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 26% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Mauritius
Total
Mauritius
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users821,274.1864.88 %379.48 m84.74 %
Broadband users323,200.0025.53 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines478,700.0037.82 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars1.91 m151.13 %540.56 m120.71 %

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