Free WiFi will cover almost the entire country. This is the long-term goal of the Department of Information Technology and Communication (ICT). To achieve this, it relies on the contribution of the private sector, including the Joint Economic Council (JEC). Talks are underway and the agreement will be finalized by April, the Minister confirmed Tassarajen Pillay-Chedumbrum.
After five municipalities, 20 regions will be covered by WiFi in the second phase of deployment. Among the approaches of other district councils and village councils. In the same breath, the network of wireless Internet will affect major public universities. University of Mauritius and the University of Technology will be covered in the coming weeks, assured the express Minister of ICT.
He explains that this is after installing the free WiFi network around the municipalities and the private sector was asked for his support. "We approached the JEC in this direction. We had a very good response, I must say. There is a craze in the private sector . "
Tassarajen Pillay-Chedumbrum stresses, however: " You know that you must be sure of their position. Discussions are ongoing. " Once negotiations are finalized, the free WiFi zones will be enacted, he adds.
Can we expect a full coverage of Mauritius? Minister of ICT is realistic. " In areas that are not covered, the Department will establish Clubs Computers equipped with free high-speed Internet , "said Pillay-Tassarajen Chedumbrum. And concluded: " We must not rest on its laurels. "