Mauritius may be first wireless “Cyber-Island”

Mauritius may be first wireless “Cyber-Island”


A tropical island off the east coast of Africa, could be the first nation to have coast-to-coast wireless internet coverage. Mauritius is a 40-mile long island filled with white-sandy beaches, palm trees and spicy restaurants.

ADB Networks is the company installing the wireless radio network across Mauritius, it’s a small place and very manageable. If they succeed, ADB will work their way up to the mainland, Africa.

The economy is not great in Mauritius, declining sugar prices and global competition has affected their primary industry. The government plans to transform Mauritius into a cyber-island, targeting call centers, data centers and one day, software development companies.