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MARS cable linking Mauritius and Rodrigues since November 17, 2018, will be operational in March 2019

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 18:14

(Ecofin Agency) - Since November 17, 2018, Mauritius has been connected to its tenth district, Rodrigues Islands, by the Mauritius Rodrigues Submarine Cable (MARS).

Sherry Singh (photo), managing director of the incumbent operator Mauritius Telecom, the project manager, revealed that the 700 km infrastructure whose service life is 25 years was deployed in ten days by Cable Ship Maram.

Huawei Marine and Pacific Century Cyber Works (PCCW) Global built the infrastructures whose nominal capacity is 16Tbps. MARS cable will boost the bandwidth to 10 gigabytes per second against the current 425 megabytes per second.

"Thanks to all our partners’ will, Mauritius Telecom is completing this project a year in advance”, Sherry Singh explained.

"This project will help Rodrigues fully embrace its development. Entrepreneurs will be able to fully take advantage of this project", said  Franchette Gaspard Pierre Louis, the regional government’s IT commissioner, to L’Express.





 
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