100% increase in international bandwidth capacity from 2015 to 2016

The international bandwidth in Mauritius has increased by almost 100% during 2016 to reach 42.5 Gbps by December 2016 according to the statistics released by ICTA.

This large increase is mostly associated to the deployment of fibre by Mauritius Telecom with speeds increasing by 10 folds upon conversion from ADSL to FTTH.

2017 will be another interesting year since Mauritius Telecom has been aggressively adding additional capacity through Etisalat and peering with FranceIX and LINX.

Another large influential factor is OTT services which are replacing traditional calls and SMS in the daily life of Mauritians.

From the chart above, the volume of calls in Mauritius has been steadily decreasing where it peaked at its maximum in 2013. Similarly the number of calls and SMS sent have decreased since 2013 with a very slight increase in 2015 and 2016.


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