Mauritius Telecom

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Mauritius Telecom
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1992
Headquarters Port Louis, Mauritius
Key people
Sherry Singh (CEO)
Nathalie Clere (COO, Deputy CEO)
Products Telephone
Broadband
IPTV
Mobile
Revenue Increase MUR 8.5 billion (2013)
Total assets Decrease MUR 15.805 billion (2012)[1]
Number of employees
~2,170
Website www.mauritiustelecom.com

Mauritius Telecom is a telecommunications company in Mauritius, a small republic in the Indian Ocean. The company had about 357,000 Telephone customers, 804,000 Mobile customers and 162,000 Broadband Internet customers (Orange ADSL and My.T ADSL) as at June 2014.

History[edit]

Mauritius Telecom was founded in July 1992 by a merger between the former Overseas Telecommunications Services Ltd and Mauritius Telecommunication Services Ltd. As from that date, Mauritius Telecom became the major provider of voice, mobile, Internet and data communication services in Mauritius.

In 1996, Cellplus Mobile Communications Ltd, a Mobile Network Operator and a fully owned subsidiary of Mauritius Telecom launched the GSM network in Mauritius and later during the same year Telecom Plus Ltd, another fully owned subsidiary of Mauritius Telecom as from 2006, launched a dial-up Internet access service.

In November 2000, France Telecom (now Orange S.A.) became the majority owner of Mauritius Telecom by acquiring 40% of its shares. Following the partnership with France Telecom, Telecom Plus Ltd launched Broadband Internet Access in 2002.

The two companies launched in June 2006 there IPTV services branded as My.T which enabled Mauritius to become among the first countries in the world to launch IPTV services.

As from 17 April 2008, Mauritius Telecom re-branded its mobile and internet services as Orange. Cellplus Prepaid and Post Paid offers are now known as Orange Prepay and Post Pay offers and Telecom Plus dial-up internet access and Wanadoo ADSL offers are now known as Orange Dial-Up and Orange ADSL.

In 2013, Mauritius Telecom introduced fiber optic communication technology which enables its customers to enjoy higher internet speed allowing them to browse quickly. In May 2015, Mauritius Telecom announced that as from 1 June 2015, all its 850,000 Orange mobile customers will receive free unlimited access to Facebook.

Shareholders[edit]

The main shareholders of Mauritius Telecom are:

Mauritius Telecom Stock Ownership
Rank Name of Owner Percentage Ownership
1 Orange S.A. 40
2 Government of Mauritius 33.45
3 SBM Investments Managers Ltd 19
4 National Pensions Fund 6.55
5 Employees of Mauritius Telecom 1
Total 100.00

TV Channels[edit]

The following channels are available on the IPTV service.

Subsidiaries[edit]

Mauritius Telecom own the following companies:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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