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Mauritius hosts the Africa Internet Summit 2022



Mauritius hosts the Africa Internet Summit 2022

The Africa Internet Summit 2022 (AIS ’22), an annual regional multi-stakeholder ICT conference that serves as a platform for technocrats and businesses to discuss policies, trends, resources, challenges and opportunities for sustainable Internet growth in Africa and the Indian Ocean region, is underway at Le Méridien Hotel.

The workshop, held from 30 May to 03 June 2022, is organised by the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) and the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG).

Speaking at the launch, ICT Minister Deepak Balgobin dwelt on some major strides that have been covered in terms of connectivity in Mauritius.

These include: International connectivity to three sub-marine cables, namely SAFE, LION/LION2 and METISS with a fourth cable, T3, to be operational by mid of next year; provision of good connection with Fibre to the Home to households, which has reached 100% since 2017; the whole country is fully covered with 3G and 4G services for mobile connectivity and; an initial 5G service has been launched in June last year and provides coverage for the upper regions of Mauritius.

He added that last November, Mauritius introduced the Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Act to protect citizens and businesses transacting online.

“This new law is well adapted to the current situation prevailing in cyberspace making our digital ecosystem more resilient and secure for use by Internet users,” the Minister said.

Original article at GIS Mauritius

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