08 November 2019
Seychelles company Intelvision, which provides TV and internet services to the local market, is understood to be moving into the mobile sector.
The only fixed broadband and pay-TV provider across the archipelago has revealed that it is a planning a network rollout in 2020 alongside Chinese tech vendor Huawei.
There will be an initial focus on 4.5G services but deploying 5G technology will also be part of the plan.
The company said that it intends eventually to roll out a 5G network in Seychelles’ inner islands as and when 5G devices become more accessible.
The next generation will be introduced in June 2020 in the largest island, Mahé, beginning with the capital, Victoria, north Mahé and the airport.
Over the following 12-18 months it will be extended through much of the rest of the nation.
Currently only two network operators share the mobile market of the Seychelles: Bharti Airtel and Cable and Wireless Seychelles.