29th May 1989 – Emtel Ltd became the first mobile telephony operator in the southern hemisphere. This major step in Mauritian telecommunications history took place under the aegis of The Currimjee Jeewanjee Group, one of the leading groups in Mauritius. From a mobile company, Emtel has evolved into a one-stop shop for all your telecommunications needs, 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. Since 27th April 2015, Emtel holds a partnership with Airtel, India’s leading provider of prepaid & postpaid, wireless internet, broadband, fixed line, digital TV and mobile services. Today with 4G and FTTB services, it is one of the most technologically advanced operators in Africa. Emtel also offers Internet and international connectivity solutions via undersea Optical fibre and state-of-the-art Tier 3 compliant Data Centre Services. In June 2015, Emtel launched the first Fibre Through The Air (FTTA) of the region, thus providing Unlimited internet to the home with fibrelike internet access services, where no underground cabling is required. With FTTA, Emtel truly becomes today a one-stop shop for the whole family and for the business.
- People enjoying access to their world.
- A world where mobile and other services are affordable, accessible and available.
As a Telecommunication & Information Services Provider, we are committed to:
- Offering an efficient personalised customer service to fully satisfy our customers
- Creating an environment leading to employee development and satisfaction
- Building long term valued relationship with our trading partners
- Optimizing the value of the company for the benefit of our shareholders
- Contributing to the socio-economic development of the Republic of Mauritius
Airtel and Emtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services, including national & international long distance services to carriers. In other regions, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 307 million customers across its operations at the end of November 2014. Today Emtel is owned by the Currimjee Group and Airtel.