Emtel Ltd became the first mobile telephony operator in the whole Southern Hemisphere in 1989. From a mobile telephone company, Emtel has evolved into a one-stop-shop for ICT solutions offering a wide range of products and services for individuals, enterprises and Homes. Emtel’s innovations include the first 3G Network in Africa in 2004. Today with 4G and FTTB services it is one of the most technologically advanced operators in Africa. In June 2015 Emtel has launched Airbox thus providing Unlimited Internet to the home in a quicker and hassle free manner. Emtel also offers international connectivity solutions via undersea Optical Fibre in a redundant mode via both SAFE and LION cables and also has a state-of-the-art Tier 3 Data Centre. Emtel is a founder member of the METISS submarine cable which is expected to be in service in 2020 and which will provide extra capacity and even further redundancy to connect Mauritius to the world.
Emtel services to the individuals and home include mobile telephony, fixed telephony and high speed broadband.