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Outremer Applies for Mobile License in Mauritius

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Outremer Telecom says that last month, it tabled an application for a Mobile licence for Mauritius with that island's telecom authorities, the ICTA, for the deployment of GSM and 3G networks by 2010. The application has been tabled by City Call, a Group subsidiary that has been present in fixed telephony in Mauritius since 2005.

The company said that the application for a licence is part of the development strategy implemented by the Group in the Indian Ocean, after it launched its mobile telephony services in Mayotte in December 2006 and in Reunion in April 2007.

David Mignot, Groupe Outremer Telecom's General Manager for the Indian Ocean zone, says: "Outremer Telecom's activities in the Indian Ocean represent real growth potential for the Group. Following less than two years of presence in this region, in mobile telephony, our Only sales brand already benefits from substantial awareness thanks to a competitive pricing policy and dynamic and innovative offers. At 31st December 2008, our market share in Reunion and Mayotte already stood at almost 9% of the mobile market."

"Since our creation, we have proven, on the territories on which we are present, our ability to deploy a latest-generation telecom network, quality customer service and a distinctive and innovative sales and marketing strategy. We have all the advantages we need for our presence in Mauritius to be a success, and will furthermore contribute to developing the region's economy through our investments and the creation of local jobs", adds Jean Michel Hegesippe, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Outremer Telecom.

The ICTA's decision is expected before the coming summer.

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