Mauritius - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Mauritius - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Nov 2018 BuddeComm Telecommunications36 Pages Price :
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Mauritius developing Smart City concept
The island nation of Mauritius has long been a pioneer in the telecom sector. It was the first market in the greater Africa region to launch mobile telecom networks (in 1989), the first to provide a 3G service (2004), the first in the world to develop a nationwide WiMAX wireless broadband network (2005), and one of the first to launch IPTV services (2006). LTE and fibre broadband services are nationally available, while the government has also supported the building of a national Wi-Fi network, with additional funds set aside in the 2017-18 Budget.

The incumbent telco, Mauritius Telecom, has been partially privatised and benefits from the scale and technical prowess of Orange Group, which holds a 40% interest in the operator. All sectors of the market are open to competition. The country is a hub for submarine cables providing international connectivity, with the first stage of laying the IOX Cable underway and expected to be ready for service in 2019. The LION3 cable provides additional capacity and is helping make Mauritius a regional hub for cable connectivity.

Mauritius is successfully pursuing a policy to make telecommunications a pillar of economic growth, and to have a fully digital-based infrastructure,

The mobile market, with penetration at 143% by late 2018, is migrating from voice to data services. There are three network operators –Mauritius Telecom (in partnership with Orange Group), Emtel (operated by the Currimjee Jeewanjee Group and Bharti Enterprises), and Mahanagar (a subsidiary of MTNL which is also the island’s second fixed-line operator using CDMA2000 technology). These operators have steadily increased the reach of their LTE infrastructure to support growing demand for mobile data services.

In the broadband sector there is continuing progress in developing FttC and FttP rollouts. Mauritius Telecom invested more than Rs5 billion to fast-track national FttP deployment.

Key developments:

  • IOX Cable survey gets underway;
  • MAS cable lands at Rodrigues;
  • Mauritius Telecom completes national LTE and fibre network reach;
  • Mauritius signs MoU with Estonia to develop ICTs;
  • Government makes progress with its ‘Wi-Fi Mauritius’ program;
  • Emtel extends Airbox FWA across Mauritius;
  • Government unveils Smart Mauritius program;
  • Korean government helps develop e-government services;
  • National Broadband Policy aiming for 100Mb/s availability nationally by 2020;
  • Report update includes telcos’ operating data to Q4 2017, regulator’s market data to June 2018, recent market developments.

Table of Contents

1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Country overview

4. Telecommunications market

4.1 Market analysis

5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Telecommunications Act 1998
5.2 Information and Communication Technology Act 2001
5.3 National Telecommunications Policy (NTP – 2003, 2004)
5.4 National Broadband Policy 2012–2020
5.5 National ICT Strategic Plan 2011 - 2014
5.6 Smart Mauritius
5.7 Regulatory authority
5.8 Electronic Transaction Act
5.9 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.10 Interconnection
5.11 Universal Service Fund

6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Mauritius Telecom (MT)
6.1.1 Privatisation
6.2 Mahanagar (MTML)

7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 International infrastructure
7.1.1 Submarine fibre
7.1.2 Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System (MARS)

8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Broadband infrastructure
8.3.1 Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
8.3.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Networks
8.3.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.3.4 Other fixed-line broadband services
8.3.5 Satellite broadband

9. Digital economy
9.1 E-government
9.2 Videostreaming

10. Mobile market
10.1 Market analysis
10.2 Mobile statistics
10.2.1 Mobile data
10.2.2 Mobile broadband
10.3 Forecasts– mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
10.4 Mobile infrastructure
10.4.1 4G (LTE)
10.4.2 3G
10.5 Major mobile operators
10.5.1 My.t (Orange, MT, Cellplus)
10.5.2 Emtel
10.5.3 Mahanagar (MTML)
10.6 Mobile content and applications
10.6.1 Mobile TV
10.6.2 Mobile money

11. Related reports

List of Table

Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Mauritius – 2018 (e)
Table 2 – ICT and telecom sector revenue – 2008 - 2017
Table 3 – ICT penetration by service use – 2014; 2016
Table 4 – Fixed-line voice traffic (calls) – 2009 - 2018
Table 5 – Fixed-line voice traffic (minutes) – 2009 - 2018
Table 6 – Mauritius Telecom Group financial results – 2004 - 2017
Table 7 – Mauritius Telecom Group continuing operations revenue – 2016 - 2017
Table 8 – Mauritius Telecom company financial results – 2014 - 2017
Table 9 – Mauritius Telecom subscribers by sector – 2011 - 2017
Table 10 – Historic - Fixed and fixed wireless lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2009
Table 11 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2018
Table 12 – International internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2016
Table 13 – International internet bandwidth per subscriber – 2007 - 2016
Table 14 – Historic - Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
Table 15 – Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
Table 16 – Internet subscribers by type – 2006 - 2018
Table 17 – Broadband subscribers by type – 2004 - 2018
Table 18 – Dial-up internet subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2018
Table 19 – Broadband penetration (fixed and mobile) – 2006 - 2018
Table 20 – my.t DSL and dial-up subscribers – 2005 - 2015
Table 21 – Wireless broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2018
Table 22 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2009
Table 23 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
Table 24 – Mobile voice traffic – 2006 - 2018
Table 25 – Mobile subscribers: prepaid and contract – 2009 - 2018
Table 26 – Mobile service revenue – 2009 - 2018
Table 27 – SMS traffic – 2006 - 2018
Table 28 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2018
Table 29 – Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 30 – my-t mobile revenue – 2015 - 2017
Table 31 – my-t mobile subscribers – 2011 - 2017
Table 32 – my-t mobile subscribers (Orange Group own share) – 2015 - 2017
Table 33 – Emtel mobile subscribers – 2010 - 2014

List of Chart

Chart 1 – Mauritius Telecom Group financial results – 2004 – 2017
Chart 2 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2018
Chart 3 – Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
Chart 4 – Internet subscribers by type – 2006 – 2018
Chart 5 – Broadband subscribers by type – 2006 – 2018
Chart 6 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2018
Chart 7 – Mobile subscribers: prepaid and contract – 2009 – 2018
Exhibit 1 – Telecommunications licences in Mauritius – 2011; 2012; 2016 – 2018

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