Mauritius: Communication#

Telephones - fixed linestotal subscriptions: 380,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 28 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 1.762 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 132 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: small system with good service
domestic: monopoly over fixed-line services terminated in 2005; fixed-line teledensity roughly 25 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services launched in 1989 with current teledensity roughly 130 per 100 persons
international: country code - 230; landing point for the SAFE submarine cable that provides links to Asia and South Africa where it connects to the SAT-3/WASC submarine cable that provides further links to parts of East Africa, and Europe; satellite earth station - 1 In (2015)
Broadcast mediathe government maintains control over TV broadcasting through the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), which operates 3 analog and 10 digital TV stations; MBC is a shareholder in a local company that operates 2 pay-TV stations; the state retains the (2007)
Internet country
Internet userstotal: 672,000
percent of population: 50.1% (July 2015 est.)