Bharat Telecom in Mauritius has finally made their broadband internet offers (named Bees) publicly available and that’s after a 6 months waiting period. In March 2012, the company came up with a publicity gimmick claiming that they will be offering a 2 Mbps broadband connection starting at only Rs 280/month. Obviously that was an eye catching claim and the launch was scheduled for May 2012.

Better late than never, and 6 months later, BTL’s new website has been updated with the official package pricings.

BTL Bees Plans

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If you are a regular internet user, then forget about the Starter and Upgrade plans. These two starting plans have a monthly bandwidth limit of 3Gb (seriously?) and 6Gb respectively and are good enough only for those who surf the internet on and off. The 3rd plan, Performance, however have all those we’ll need:

  • A claimed (we have not verified it yet) 2Mbps connection
  • An unlimited bandwidth usage per month

Here’s the slap though: This package will cost about Rs 1219/month and is very far from the hyped Rs 280/month mentioned some months ago. Yes, Rs280/month is for the cheapest plan with a 3Gb bandwidth usage per month. And they forgot to mention about the CEB fee of Rs95 + VAT. With the rental fee and VAT, the cheapest plan of BTL is at Rs 402/month.

Comparing with MyT and Emtel

Let’s be honest here, even if they are 6 months late, Bharat Telecom is the ISP which is currently offering the cheapest broadband plan as at right now (October 2012).

ISP NameCheapest Plan2Mbps Plan Unlimited
Bharat Telecom BeesRs 402/month (3GB bandwidth per month and 2Mbps speed)Rs 1219/month
Emtel WimaxRs 1322/month (Unlimited Usage and 512 Kbps speed)Rs 4500/month
MyTRs 949/month (Unlimited usage and 1Mbps speed)Rs 1499/month

It’s to be noted that as at now, BTL broadband service is available only in the following regions:

  • Quatre Bornes
  • Ebene

I think they deserve a try. We can grab the Starter plan and try the service first. If the broadband service is reliable and most importantly: the customer care service is UNLIKE Orange Mauritius (which sucks), then yes, BTL is in for a real battle of the ISPs in Mauritius. What do you think?

12 Response Comments

  • Unlucky Luke  October 11, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Ahhhh god, yeah that’s the destiny of Mauritians :)

  • ledernierdodo  October 7, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Ki serti zot in install fibre optic? vitesse la encor mari doucement( 10Mbps ). 1 coax cable mem kav carry sa vitesses la.
    Aussi mo penser ki BT pan fer 1 bon market research avant ki zot vin moris

    • Babal Hearsay  October 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Yep!!! With coax you might reliably get up to 35 Mbps downstream… About the market research, this is a definite indian syndrome… remember Universal Breweries… epic fail again… Our forefathers did us a massive favour and got out of such a crap country… Indians are only good at singing and dancing and farming…. they should stick to it… They were never meant to be entrepreneurs of technocrats… most of the richest indians are NRI’s anyway… and they made money by conning and exploiting their own compatriotes… They prefer offering food to idols than starving kids on the streets, they are so religious and perpetually fast and yet they are jealous or backstab their own neighbour or family… What a wretched country…

      • Kurt Avish  October 12, 2012 at 6:40 am

        +1 Seriously one the best comment on this post!

  • insane torrent  October 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Epic fail guys for gamers and heavy downloaders. Do the math RS5819 for 12 month=calculator freeze.They could have done like one 4mbps package unlimited for rs 1000 customers would have made a beeline for the service.The winner so far is the myt 1mbps which has a decent price, tv channels and is unlimited. Come on guys we mauritians are not fools capped 2mbps connection is the way of the dinosaurs. let me introduce bharat telecom to a former isp namely nomad they are going to be good friends.

  • Romeo  October 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Pa kone ki DCL pou reserve pou nous. Mais mo penser bizin pa tro rever. Morisien so fesse ine fer pou casser meme tt l tmp.

  • Anonymous  October 2, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Please confirm me, for the best deal, you pay an initial price of Rs 990 + 95 and Rs 1219 monthly.

  • wazop  October 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Moi mo ti koir 280rs pou 10mb LOL

  • Bosp  October 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    The site is down.. Someone is already angry @ bharat? =p

  • sanju  October 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    with emtel we have the following options which are normally for businesses

    symmetric upload & download

    guaranteed bw

    fix ip address upto 6 public ips available

    monitoring system for BW consumption

    24/7 qualified helpdesk + engineers

  • Orpheus  October 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Ebene et Q.Bornes ne sont pas les seules régions concernés. La région de Belle Rose est également concerné par ses offres (Bharat Telecom est passé chez moi cet après midi et me la confirmé).

    D’ici 5 à 8 semaines, Rose Hill sera également concerné par l’offre de Bharat.

  • preetesh  October 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Mo pa rest pu kv try :(


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