Mauritius Starts First Phase Of IOX Submarine Cable
April 13, 2018
Mauritius has launched the first phase of the IOX Submarine Cable (Indian Ocean Exchange) system project, which will position Mauritius as a technology hub and significantly enhance the development of the country’s broadband infrastructure to support and drive the new digital economy. Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Yogida Sawmynaden, said that the system, which is the third submarine cable landing in Mauritius, is conceived as an open access one, to offer opportunities for licensed operators to become providers of high bandwidths on modern infrastructure.
The CEO of IOX Cable, Arunachalam Kandasamy, said that there are a lot of challenges that need to be solved to turn IOX into a reality, which included having a network to meet the current requirements of Mauritius as well as the future needs of people in the region. He said it aims to enable Mauritius to become a digital paradise and allow all operators to use their capacities seamlessly and also enable business building across Indian Ocean islands, and make available a network that is resilient and diversified.