METISS - Improving your access to the World

The METISS submarine cable (MEltingpoT Indianoceanic Submarine System),is the latest addition to Emtel’s diverse connectivity to the World.  Activated in March 2021, METISS is a new-generation 3,200 KM optical fiber cable connecting Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar and South Africa.  The cable landing station is hosted in Emtel’s Data Centre in Arsenal. 

With a capacity of multi Terabits per second and advanced technology, the METISS cable will ensure that your growing demand for data are met for the next few decades. It is paving the way to the new generation of applications that will run over 5G connectivity. The cable is already connected to many of the public cloud global players to provide you a better experience.

METISS is also an opportunity to connect to mainland Africa and rest of the world via the extensive fiber optic network.

METISS opens a new digital route to international networks and will serve as a springboard for the country's ambition to become a digital economy.

Benefits of METISS

  • High Capacity

    High capacity to cater for your growing need for bandwidth for the next 25 years

  • Access to Africa

    Access to Africa and the World through Emtel’s PoPs in Johannesburg and Durban

  • Lower Latency

    Lower latencies to South Africa

    • 35 ms to Durban
    • 45 ms to Johannesburg
  • Indian Ocean Connectivity

    Direct connectivity between Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar

  • Global Reach

    • Connected to Global OTT players and public cloud solutions
    • Partner onward connectivity to Africa, North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia

The METISS Advantage

  • With METISS, Emtel has capacity in all 3 cable systems out of Mauritius.
  • Augments POP in Mombasa, London, Paris and Singapore , 2 more in South Africa: Johannesburg and Durban.
  • Further connectivity to many African countries with our partner - Bharti Airtel.
  • Fully redundant backhaul in Mauritius and South Africa.
  • State of the art ANSI/TIA-942-B:2017 Rated-3 certified Data Centre hosting METISS landing station.
  • New low latency routes for Internet and OTT providers in Africa.
  • Access to Global Public Cloud Systems hosted in South Africa.
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The New Connectivity Platform

This new fibre optic submarine cable empowers and significantly expands  our wide range of services. METISS and our continued investment in fibre optics are undoubtedly laying the foundation for 5G in Mauritius, which will bring considerable benefits to you, your businesses and country at large. With our new technological and connectivity capabilities provided by METISS, we have the opportunity to manage large scale projects with multinational companies.

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