India and Mauritius’ Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL), a public sector enterprise, announced in a statement on Monday that it was launching a 3G service later this year.
New company chairman and MD Ashok Kumar Garg and new director Kuldip Singh are scheduled to attend a board meeting, where final plans for the 3G rollout will be finalised.
In a press release, the company stated that their 3G services would be rolled out in other African countries with local government permission. MTNL Mauritius will become the third service provider in the country after Orange and Emtel.
“Mauritius receives over one million global tourists annually, offering a Rs 2 000-crore annual revenue opportunity for telcos, with international roaming accounting for 15% of operators’ earnings,” the company said in their statement.