At the launch of the new free WiFi service across 350 hotspots, the Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth posited that it’s his government’s aim to bring about the democratization of technology. His vision for Mauritius and Rodrigues entails making technology cheaper and omnipresent, hence the focus on free wifi connectivity. This will help people from various backgrounds get a glimpse of the world beyond. Just the week before, Mauritius Telecom started a new service called the ‘Business Boost’ to provide SMEs with better connections at cheaper prices.
It’s under the direction of CEO Sherry Singh that Mauritius Telecom has taken the radical stance to accelerate the implementation of fiber optics throughout the island, setting the goal to December 2017 instead of 2020. In his impassioned speech, the Prime Minister exhorted the advantages that this new venture will provide, adding that albeit his government is facing local and international incertitudes, they are focused on delivering excellent results. Not to mention, the current government’s budgetary promise is to make access to the internet a staple in our country.
The democratization of technology is tantamount to a revolution in itself, since this is a step towards making our economy more global. Mauritius Telecom is working in tandem with the government to fast-track this project and they are already planning to establish an underwater fiber optics liaison with Rodrigues.
Mauritius’ standing in the world is gradually improving, thanks to the social measures geared towards the technological emancipation of our citizens. The optimism of a whole nation depends on the efforts of the government and when it comes to technology, we haven’t been let down. The sky is truly the limit.
Mauritius Telecom isn’t resting on its laurels. Just last week, the ‘Business Boost’ was launched to provide SMEs with better quality internet connections at cheaper prices. This week, it was announced that it was going to provide various public organizations and institutes with free WIFI connection, boosting confidence in our technological revolution. The unveiling of this new service took place in the presence of the Prime Minister, hon. Pravind Jugnauth, who declared that it was his budgetary promise to make wifi connectivity ubiquitous on the island.
In order to access the WIFI at those locations, you will need to enter your mobile phone number, after which you will receive the PIN via an SMS. Using that PIN you will be able to log in and connect to the internet at all those aforementioned hotspots and if ever the volume is used up, you will have to request for a new PIN. It’s as easy as it gets.
The direction that Mauritius Telecom has taken to revolutionize technology infrastructure in Mauritius is laudable, to say the least. It has pledged to complete the installation of fibre optics throughout the island by December 2017, an unparalleled feat in the Sub Saharan region. Many countries in Europe haven’t yet promulgated the fibre optics technology, so it can be said that Mauritius Telecom gives precedence to excellence rather than dominance.
The CEO Sherry Singh should be praised for having the guts to greenlight such a noble effort in order to make Mauritius the cyber hub in Africa. Such a change will be commensurate with technological growth that might rejuvenate our economy, creating more jobs in IT and making our population more technologically savvy. The modernization of Mauritius will depend on its ability to compete on the global sphere but Mauritius Telecom as the sole provider of some indispensable services should really try to be the best at what it’s doing, notwithstanding the efforts we highlighted.
Huawei P10 v Samsung Galaxy 8: what you need to know !
Smartphones are now considered to be mere commodities and the fight for power over the market is more than ever soaring. Whilst the trade of smartphones generates hundreds of billions of dollars in terms of revenue, experts are now concerned with the trend line that is not growing to meet the expanding expectations of the market.
The industry is already showing signs of saturation. Where smartphones are ageing quicker than ever the level of excitement is experiencing a form of diminishing marginal utility. Also, while every new device is blooming with some supposedly unique features, there’s an irksome perception that bland duplication has now become the on-going innovation.
Let’s not fool ourselves; progress won’t stop. But if you’re looking for a change that will leave you gasping, you should re consider your options. While Apple was the domineering driver of the market, we have witnessed Samsung surpassing them with predictable ease. The latter has been providing a line of phones that would suit any market segment, from the entry level J-series to the super premium Galaxy S. On the same battlefield, Huawei has started to affirm its leading position too, with the release of the last Huawei P9 which has been a huge success on the market.
In fact, the company has recently made its comeback by launching the Huawei P10, with a design very well inspired from the Apple line. We could almost mistake it for an Iphone 7 at first glance. It feels like Huawei didn’t invest much on design innovation this time, while Samsung’s Galaxy 8 is far beyond what was expected. The phone is a striking evolution from the Galaxy S6/S7. It’s sleek design with no home button, extra space on top and the bottom, not to forget the gorgeous curved anti-dust screen of this waterproof device is almost breath-taking.
Unfortunately, they are the two most expensive phones on the market right now, both valued at Rs 27,000 approximately and the plus sizes being priced at roughly Rs 34000. The difference is that in this case, you’ll be paying for the safest form of biometric security that exists, with an improved version of Apple’s Siri, Bixby, which operates on a context-aware formula. The package also includes enhanced camera lenses, brand new processors and an app that would allow you to control home devices through your smartphone.
Samsung experts hope that this irrefutably strong product will deliver a terrific launch, lifting Samsung back to the top position it held before the South Korean firm’s scandals with the Note 7. Let’s cross fingers for our favorite IT house.