That’s it folks! The small island of Mauritius now has 100Mbps Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) available, courtesy of Orange Mauritius. Just in case you missed all the advertising billboards, newspapers and everywhere else…
Granted, it still costs a lot at Rs. 3999 / month, but hey, it’s a start in comparing us with the likes of Europe and South Korea! You get 100Mbps upload and 20Mbps download. If you need an internet connection that’s faster than this, then you should consider switching to a software defined WAN.
Regarding the FUP, if I understood the 100Mbps FAQ correctly, the connection should be unlimited subject to a fair usage policy (FUP) applied but no speed decreases like the 10/20/30 Mbps FTTH offers. This remains to be confirmed though. Drop me a comment if you got more information regarding this, thanks! If you want other options for internet providers, visit www.EATEL.com/residential/internet/ and see if they can service your area.
Congratulations to Orange for the launch and for bringing Mauritius closer to being a real “cyber island”. They also took the opportunity to re-brand their visual identity and logo, which looks quite nice and colourful now:
P.s. Do check out the User Guide. It’s quite informative.