Mauritius Telecom signs agreement to use IOX Cable System to enhance global Internet
connectivity in Mauritius
25th September 2017, Submarine Networks World, Singapore – IOX Cable today announce that Mauritius Telecom has signed an agreement as an anchor tenant for ultra high speed connectivity on the IOX Submarine Cable System, a new cable that will connect Mauritius, La Reunion and Rodrigues Island to South Africa and India.
The IOX Cable System is the third Mauritian submarine cable initiative which will provide muchneeded
internet bandwidth to Mauritius through an innovative and resilient network design of the
submarine cable system. The world class submarine cable system will be built by Alcatel Submarine
Networks of France and is scheduled to go live in 2019.
On this occasion, Arunachalam Kandasamy, CEO of IOX Cable said: We are extremely delighted to have
Mauritius Telecom on board and it reinforces our commitment to Mauritius to provide enhanced and
abundant Capacity. With world class open access data centers being built in Mauritius, coupled with
the rapid deployment of cloud-based services, the IOX Cable System will be a driving force behind these
key initiatives by providing better connectivity and putting an emphasis on high availability through
diverse network design.
The IOX Cable System will be the first open access cable system in the region and it offers the
opportunity for any licensed operators to benefit from the latest technology and seamless access
throughout the life cycle of the cable system. The IOX Cable System combined with IOX Cable’s
integrated service offerings will provide seamless interconnection to existing and future submarine
cable system off the east coast of Africa and India, and also provide onward connectivity to the
Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
About IOX Cable
IOX Cable Ltd (www.iox.mu) is a Mauritius registered company which develops and implements next
generation hybrid solutions combining open network submarine fiber optic cable infrastructure, cloud
system infrastructure services and related managed services to provide ultra-highspeed multi-cloud
and capacity solutions for global telecom carriers, mobile operators, major internet content providers,
research institutions and multinational corporations.
About Mauritius Telecom
Mauritius Telecom (MT) Ltd (www.telecom.mu) is the leading telecommunications operator and
service provider in Mauritius. Incorporated in 1988 as Mauritius Telecommunication Services, it
acquired the assets of Overseas Telecommunications Services in 1992 and was renamed Mauritius
Telecom. It has since enjoyed a phenomenal rate of development and it is now one of the top
companies in the country, with revenue of Rs 9.1 billion in 2014.
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