Rodrigues, an island of volcanic origin situated some 550 kms north-east of Mauritius, is the tenth district of the Republic of Mauritius. With an area of 110 square kms, Rodrigues has a population of approximately 36,000 inhabitants originating from several countries of Africa, Europe and Asia.
Fishing and animal rearing are the main economic activities. The natural beauty of the island, coupled with its blue and turquoise lagoon and its calm and relaxing environment, make it an ideal tourism attraction.
Mauritius Telecom operates a fully digital telecommunication network on the island to provide fixed-line, data, mobile and Internet services. Rodrigues has international connectivity through satellite systems..
IP Core Ring Expansion to 10GE Capacity with new CISCO Routers ASR 9010 in Redundancy mode with introduction of ASR 920 switches to connect the ends of the Satellites Links to cater for future traffic.
Intelsat IP Bandwidth upgrade from 24M to 80M to improve Quality of Service and Experience of Business Customers.
Skyvision ICTA Global IP Bandwidth expansion from 163M to 425M for ISPs Internet Service.
Cut over to service of new MSAN node (indoor FTTC) at Plaine Corail airport. It will provide improved broadband and telephony services for critical business customers in the terminal building and to neighbouring areas.
IP CORE Expansion to cater for future Core Network Data traffic between Mont Venus and Mont Lubin
Broadband Services expansion by additional 400 ports to increase household penetration
Internet Bandwidth expansion by 50% on Skyvision Antenna
Optical Fibre Link (Phase 1) inter connecting five exchanges Core Network traffic
Full IP-Radio deployment and frequency reframing in Rodrigues MT Transmission Network
Deployment full LTE/4G Mobile Network Islandwide Coverage
Deployment of Line Testing System for Broadband Provisioning
Deployment SHSDL Services to Business Customers
Installation of New Satellite Antenna (Skyvision) in context of government initiative to increase bandwidth capacity in Rodrigues
Expansion of Broadband Core Equipment
Deployment of ADSL Services to All Exchanges
Installation of IP Radio Transmission Links with completion of full mobile one network
Satellite IP Bandwidth Capacity increased
Telecom Shop renovation with additional space for customers
Launch of Blackberry service in Rodrigues
Migration of all mobile customers in Rodrigues to new HLR in Mauritius for faster customer service provisioning
Phase 1 of “One Network” introduced between Mauritius and Rodrigues
All IN (intelligent network) and value-added services available in Mauritius introduced in Rodrigues, as well as EDGE data service
Rebranding of mobile and internet services to Orange
Launch of first TeleCyber, with broadband Internet access services, by Telecom Plus
Launch of first MT Rodrigues Directory by Teleservices
Launch of ADSL services by Mauritius Telecom and Telecom Plus
First Teleshop opened at Port Mathurin
Launch of Cell-Oh!, the first GSM mobile service in Rodrigues by Cellplus