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Mauritius ICT Indicators Portal

ICT Infrastructure Readiness


 

1. Fixed-telephone subscriptions
 
 Fixed-telephone subscriptions refers to the sum of active number of analogue fixed-telephone lines, voice-over-IP (VoIP) subscriptions, fixed wireless local loop (WLL) subscriptions, ISDN voice-channel equivalents and fixed public payphonesThis indicator was previously called Main telephone lines in operation

 
2. Domestic calls
 
 a)    fixed-to-fixed telephone traffic (mins)

Domestic fixed-to-fixed telephone traffic refers to completed local and domestic long-distance fixed-telephone voice traffic. The indicator should be reported as the number of minutes of traffic during the reference year. This should exclude minutes used for dial-up Internet access.
 b)    Fixed-to-mobile telephone traffic (mins)  

Fixed-to-mobile telephone traffic refers to total traffic from all fixed-telephone networks to all mobile-cellular networks within the country. The indicator should be reported as the number of minutes of traffic during the reference year.

 3. Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions
 
 a)        Total Mobile cellular susbcriptions:

 Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions refer to the number of subscriptions to a public mobile-telephone service that provide access to the PSTN using cellular technology.

 b)        Postpaid:

 The indicator includes (and is split into) the number of postpaid subscriptions, and the number of active prepaid accounts (i.e. that have been used during the last three months).

 c)        Prepaid:

 The indicator applies to all mobile-cellular subscriptions that offer voice communications. It excludes subscriptions via data cards or USB modems, subscriptions to public mobile data services, private trunked mobile radio, tele point, radio paging and telemetry services

 4. Total Domestic Mobile Traffic 
 a)        Outgoing mobile traffic to same mobile networks

This refers to the number of minutes of calls made by mobile subscribers to the same mobile network (within the country). The indicator refers to the number of minutes originating on mobile networks and terminating on the same mobile network (on-net). It does not cover minutes of calls from mobile to fixed or mobile to other mobile networks.

 b)        Outgoing mobile traffic to other mobile networks

This refers to the number of minutes of calls made by mobile subscribers to other mobile networks (within the country). The indicator refers to the number of minutes originating on mobile networks and terminating on different domestic mobile networks (off-net). It does not cover minutes of calls from mobile to fixed or mobile to the same mobile networks.

 c)        Outgoing mobile traffic to fixed networks

This refers to the number of minutes of calls made from mobile-cellular networks to fixed-line telephone networks within the country. The indicator refers to the number of minutes originating on mobile networks and terminating on fixed-line telephone networks within the country.

 d)        Outgoing mobile phone traffic to international

Outgoing mobile traffic to international refers to the number of mobile minutes originating in a country to any destinations outside that country.
  

5. Outgoing fixed telephone traffic to international
 
This covers the effective (completed) fixed telephone voice traffic originating in a given country to destinations outside that country. This includes traffic to mobile phones. The indicator is reported in number of minutes of traffic.

 6. Incoming international traffic to fixed network
 
Effective (completed) fixed telephone voice traffic originating outside the country with a destination inside the country. The indicator is reported in number of minutes of traffic.

 7. Incoming international traffic to mobile network
 
Incoming international traffic to mobile network refers to the number of incoming minutes (fixed and mobile) received by mobile networks originating in another country.

 8. SMS Sent (Million)
 
SMS sent refers to the total number of mobile short-message service (SMS) messages sent, both to national and international destinations. This should exclude messages sent from computers to mobile handsets or to other computers.


9. Total Internet subscriptions
 
The number of total Internet subscribers with fixed access, which includes dial-up, total fixed broadband subscribers, cable modem, DSL Internet subscribers, other broadband and leased line Internet subscribers. Only active subscribers that have used the system within a reasonable period of time should be included.

 
10. Fixed (wired) Internet subscriptions
 
Fixed (wired) Internet subscriptions refers to the number of active fixed (wired) Internet subscriptions at speeds less than 256 Kbit/s (such as dial-up and other fixed non-broadband subscriptions) and total fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions.

 
11. Mobile Internet subscriptions  
 
This indicator pertains to Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions with access to data communications at low and medium speeds and Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions with access to data communications at broadband speeds.

 
12. Fixed Narrowband subscriptions
 
Refers to all active Internet subscriptions that use a modem and fixed-telephone line to connect to the Internet, and which require that the modem dial a phone number when Internet access is needed. If subscriptions for dial-up access are not required, then the indicator refers to the number of active users (those connecting to the Internet at least once in the last three months). It excludes users of Internet cafes or Wi-Fi hotspots.

13. Mobile Narrowband subscription
 
Includes mobile subscriptions with advertised speeds of less than 256 Kbps, and which have been used to make an Internet data connection via IP in the previous 3 months


14. Total Narrowband subscription
 
 Refers to the sum of both Fixed Narrowband subscriptions and Mobile Narrowband subscriptions

15. Total Broadband Internet subscriptions

Refers to the combined subscriptions of fixed(wired broadband subscriptions and mobile broadband subscriptions

16. Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions
 
Refers to subscriptions to high-speed Internet (a TCP/IP connection), at downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 Kbit/s. This includes cable modem, DSL, fibre-to-the-home/building and other fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions.
 
 
17. Mobile broadband subscriptions        
 
Refers to the sum of standard mobile broadband and dedicated mobile broadband subscriptions
 
 
18. Total Wireless-broadband subscriptions
 
Wireless-broadband subscriptions refer to the sum of satellite broadband, terrestrial fixed wireless broadband and active mobile-broadband subscriptions to the public Internet.

19. Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions, by speed
 
a)        256 Kbit/s to less than 2 Mbit/s subscriptions

Refers to all fixed (wired)-broadband Internet subscriptions with advertised downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 256 Kbit/s and less than 2 Mbit/s.

b)        2 Mbit/s to less than 10 Mbit/s subscriptions

Refers to all fixed (wired)-broadband Internet subscriptions with advertised downstream speeds equal to, or greater than, 2 Mbit/s and less than 10 Mbit/s.
 
 
 20. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions

a)    Standard mobile-broadband
 
Refers to active mobile-cellular subscriptions with an advertised data speed of 256 Kbit/s or greater that allow access to the greater Internet via HTTP and have been used to make a data connection using Internet protocol (IP) in the previous three months. Standard SMS and MMS messaging do not count as active Internet data connections, even if they are delivered via IP.
 
b)    Dedicated mobile-broadband subscriptions
           
Refers to subscriptions to dedicated data services (over a mobile network) that allow access to the greater Internet and that are purchased separately from voice services, either as a standalone service (e.g. using a data card such as a USB modem/dongle) or as an add-on data package to voice services that requires an additional subscription. All dedicated mobile-broadband subscriptions with recurring subscription fees are included as ‘active data subscriptions’ regardless of actual use. Prepaid mobile-broadband plans require use in the last three months if there is no monthly subscription. This indicator could also include mobile WiMAX subscriptions, if there are any in the country.
 
 
21. International Internet bandwidth, in Mbit/s  
  
International Internet bandwidth refers to the total used capacity of international Internet bandwidth, in megabits per second (Mbit/s). It is measured as the sum of used capacity of all Internet exchanges (locations where Internet traffic is exchanged) offering international bandwidth. If capacity is asymmetric (i.e. more incoming (downlink) than outgoing (uplink) capacity), then the incoming (downlink) capacity should be provided.
 
 
22. Percentage of the population covered by a mobile-cellular network
 
Percentage of the population covered by a mobile-cellular network refers to the percentage of inhabitants within range of a mobile-cellular signal, irrespective of whether or not they are subscribers or users. This is calculated by dividing the number of inhabitants within range of a mobile-cellular signal by the total population and multiplying by 100.
 
 
23. Fixed Telephone lines per 100 inhabitants

Total number of telephone lines divided by population x 100


24. Mobile phone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants   
   
Total number of mobile phones divided by population x 100


25. Internet subscriptions per 100 inhabitants    

Total number of Internet subscribers (includes subscribers in public places / cybercafés etc.) divided by population x 100


26. Broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants    
      
Total number of broadband subscribers (Fixed & Mobile) (Internet users using connections higher than 256 kbps) divided by population x 100


27. Fixed(Wired)-Broadband Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 
         
Total number of Fixed(Wired)-Broadband users divided by population x 100


28. Mobile Broadband Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants  
       
Total number of Mobile Broadband users divided by population x 100


29. International Internet bandwidth, in bit/s, per user.
 
Total available International Internet bandwidth divided by the number of Internet users x 100