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Mauritian Internet: Are We Obsolete?


I think it is official now. Orange is here and is nearly taking over Mauritius Telecom (MT). From what I read and heard, Orange will be handling Internet and mobile services. I haven’t heard anything about landlines, but I’m pretty sure this is included. Heck, seeing the massive advertising campaign the MT has put up, they must be very eager to show off their new partner. This tempted me to write a post about our Internet services in Mauritius. I know this has looonggg been discussed, criticized, flamed, approved and disapproved, but hey, we didn’t have a post on that topic yet, so it doesn’t hurt, right?

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Mauritius Telecom and Orange??


You must have noticed by now that Mauritius Telecom, the major Mauritian ISP, is conducting a major advertising campaign, promoting its change of identity. The famous blue “t” logo has changed to an orange colour. Same for the “Mauritius” in “Mauritius Telecom”. There’s also this big billboard advert that says “Le 17 Avril, nous aceuillons un invité de marque” (“On the 17th April, we welcome a distinguished guest” in French). This heralds the partnership of Mauritius Telecom with Orange (former Wanadoo)?

I believe yes. This has been hinted for a long time now. Orange will now be a partner of Mauritius Telecom, if not administering it. Apparently, Orange will now be active in the Internet Service sector, as well as the Mobile and Telecommunications sector.

There’s not much information about this event circulating around for now, and there has been some issues raised by the trade unions about a name change from Mauritius Telecom to Orange or something similar. Not much, apart from that.

What this means for us? Do you think there will be better services offered to Mauritians? More bandwidth, resulting in better Internet speeds? Better customer support? Let’s hear your views! 😛