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The value added by the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector in Mauritius has risen by 7.1 percent, the latest figures released by Statistics Mauritius in its July issue of the economic indicators have shown.

ICT sectorThe sector’s contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2014 was 6.4 percent, the report released on Tuesday showed.

It showed further that the ICT sector earned the country 623 million U.S. dollars in 2014 against 587 million dollars in 2013.

Around 44 percent of the value added by the ICT sector in 2014 was generated by activities of telecommunications, 13 percent by wholesale and 43 percent by the remaining activities of manufacturing, call centers, software development and website development.

At the same time, the number of big enterprises (those employing 10 people and above) operating in the ICT sector increased from 138 to 140 during the year.

The number of mobile cellular phone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants increased from 121.7 to 130.9, while the number of Internet users per 100 inhabitants increased from 54.0 to 58.3.

At the same time, the number of fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants increased from 28.8 to 29.5, while the international Internet bandwidth per inhabitant increased from 9.462 in 2013 to 13.535 bits per second in 2014.
The ICT sector comprises ICT-related activities in manufacturing, telecommunications, wholesale and retail trade, business services such as call centers, software development and website development. Enditem

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