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Mauritius Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 385,500
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 29 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 1.814 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 135 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: small system with good service
domestic: monopoly over fixed-line services terminated in 2005; fixed-line teledensity roughly 30 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services launched in 1989 with teledensity approaching 135 per 100 persons in 2016
international: country code - 230; landing point for the SAFE submarine cable that provides links to Asia and South Africa where it connects to the SAT-3/WASC submarine cable that provides further links to parts of East Africa, and Europe; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean); new microwave link to Reunion; HF radiotelephone links to several countries (2016)
Broadcast mediathe government maintains control over TV broadcasting through the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), which only operates digital TV stations since June 2015; MBC is a shareholder in a local company that operates 2 pay-TV stations; the state retains the largest radio broadcast network with multiple stations; several private radio broadcasters have entered the market since 2001; transmissions of at least 2 international broadcasters are available (2017)
Internet country code.mu
Internet userstotal: 717,618
percent of population: 53.2% (July 2016 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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