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 gold trading unions about a name change from Mauritius Telecom to Orange or something similar. Not much, apart from that.
One of the major reasons for making any financial investment is that you consider it as a backup if in case you need it in future and gold is one of the most of the easy to liquidate the hard asset. In case you happen to be in need to use your gold to make your ends meet, you just have to sell it to the buyer you prefer. There are always buyers ready to buy the gold. But keep in mind the return rate is not exactly what you expect, instead, it is opposite especially in the case of physical gold, you get less than what you invest.
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! 😛