Orange Mauritius and Emtel ink mast-sharing agreement

16 Aug 2011

Mauritian newspaper L’Express reports that local mobile operators Emtel and Mauritius Telecom’s Orange unit have signed an agreement to share base station towers in a bid to minimise the negative visual impact of infrastructure developments on the island. It is understood the contract, which is also open to the nation’s third operator Cellplus, will help drive speedier service rollouts whilst simultaneously driving down the cellcos’ overall infrastructure costs. Emtel and Orange collectively own around 275 base stations across the island with approximately 40 new masts being installed each year.

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