Mauritius Telecom rolls out 5G network

Mauritius Telecom rolls out 5G network

Mauritius Telecom has launched 5G services through its MyT Mobile network in the tiny Indian Ocean country, just one month after obtaining a 5G license for mobile telephony.

Mauritius Telecom Chief Executive Officer, Sherry Singh, stated that the operator is among the first to launch 5G in Africa.

“We are going to deploy this network with the help of our subscribers. They are the ones who will register to receive the network which is 10 times faster than the current network. The same packages will be maintained.”

MyT Mobile customers will receive a message inviting them to register to connect to the network at four ‘my.t 5G Experience Zones’ in Ebene Cybercity, La City Trianon and Bagatelle shopping malls and Mauritius University in Reduit.

Tests have shown the network is around ten times faster than the telco’s 4G service, supporting peak speeds of up to 1Gbps and average transfer rates of between 200Mbps and 700Mbps. Registered customers will require a 5G compatible handset and a 5G SIM to access the new service.

Mauritius Telecom is a telecommunications company in Mauritius, a small republic in the Indian Ocean. The company had about 392,000 fixed line customers, 969,000 Mobile customers, 404,000 fibre ready homes, 178,000 iptv customers, 255,000 Broadband Internet customers as at December 2019.

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