Mauritius Passes 1 Million Mobile Subscribers
Published on: 14th Aug 2009
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The Mauritius government's statistics office has reported that the number of mobile cellular subscribers went up by 11.3% to reach 1,033,300 in 2008 from 928,600 in 2007. Similarly, the number of prepaid subscribers increased by 1.3% to 969,800 in 2008 and that of mobile cellular postpaid subscribers grew by 11.0% to 63,500 in 2008.
Mobidensity or the number of mobile cellular phones per 100 inhabitants increased by 10.6% reaching 81.2 in 2008 from 73.4 in 2007.
At the end of last year, 99% of the population was covered by mobile cellular telephony, which is unchanged from 2007.
The number of fixed telephone lines was 363,400 in 2008, 0.6% higher than the 2007 figure of 361,300. It is noted that with the availability of the mobile cellular prepaid service, the number of fixed telephone lines registered low growths since 2003. Teledensity defined as the number of fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants which was 28.6 in 2007 remained the same in 2008.