Strategies for the Promotion of Broadband Services and Infrastructure: A Case Study on Mauritius

This report addresses the development of the ICT sector in Mauritius and in particular the development of ICT policy and how this has influenced the development of the National Broadband Policy 2012-2020 of January 2012 in Mauritius. The case study analyses the pre-existing conditions which have facilitated the implementation of broadband on the island, including the definition of ICT as a key pillar for the development of its economy through its Cyber Island Strategy and accompanying actions, including the definition of a clear institutional, policy and legal and regulatory framework. The case study reviews the role of the ICT regulator, sector Ministry and other ICT stakeholders involved in the broadband ecosystem from setting to achieving the goals of this Plan, fostering widespread application of modern technologies and reporting on the ensuing social and economic benefits for consumers/citizens.

English