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In 2018, the average Internet speed in Mauritius stands at 5.7 Mbit/s, which is a significant drop compared to 2017, when it reached about 6.5 Mbit/s. Still, this is much faster than the connection speed this country used to have ten years ago when it was almost three times slower.
Mauritius has a few Internet operators such as Mauritius Telecom, Mahanagar Telephone Mauritius Limited, Emtel and Nomad. They use WiMAX, HSDPA and other technologies to provide Mauritians with access to the world wide web.
Internet censorship in Mauritius has been a matter of debate over the past decade. In 2007, the government of Mauritius took down Facebook for a day. Also, in 2016 the authorities arrested a couple who shared a post about one of the Ministers of this country. In the same year, the National Security Service seized the Internet filtering and Public Key Infrastructure servers.
Some of these actions are integral parts of the government’s plan to establish a comprehensive framework for monitoring Internet traffic which could do harm to the nation and society. However, other events remain suspicious and raise doubt about the level of the Internet freedom.
If you are wondering how you can overcome this situation, you have come to the right place. Read on to find the key to your problems caused by limited access to the web.
We all know what a server is, but what is a proxy?
The word proxy, or rather its earlier versions, were first mentioned somewhere at the beginning of the 15th century. The original meaning, according to Cambridge Dictionary Online, is ‘authority given to a person to act for someone else, such as by voting for them in an election, or the person who this authority is given to’.
In other words, a proxy is a representative who has a legal power to do something on someone else’s behalf.
But in the 21st century, the same word has been mostly used in the field of Internet technology. Still, even in this concept, the word has retained much of its original meaning.
A proxy server acts as a transition point between your own server and the Internet. It hides your IP address and takes over your requests in order to send them to your target website.
So, after all, it does act on your behalf, representing you on the Internet.
But why would you want to use a proxy server?
Well, if we started listing all the situations in which you can use proxies, the answer to this question would far exceed the length of this article.
But in a nutshell, a proxy circumvents any blocks or obstacles that you come across when browsing the web.
For example, you want to view content on a foreign website, but you get blocked and all you see is a blank error page. You can be denied access to the entire website or just a part of it such as some YouTube videos that are unavailable in your country.
When you browse through a specific country proxy like Mauritius, for example, you may be blocked by foreign websites like those located in the United States.
However, if you connect to a proxy server located in the United States, you are able to view content on those websites as if you were browsing from San Francisco or New York.
But more importantly, you don’t have to limit yourself to browsing from only one country. You can use proxies for browsing from a great number of countries, which will allow you to access virtually all websites you want.
That is why we like to call each of our proxies ‘around the world proxy’.
The proxy industry has been growing at an incredible speed. Proxies are being used by more and more people, so the number of proxy providers is constantly increasing.
But which one of them can boast 2 million proxies around the world?
Only GeoSurf. We have proxies located in more than 130 countries across the globe.
Our worldwide proxy service allows you to connect to residential IPs in virtually any country you want. And when you do that, it will feel just like browsing from that country. Actually, it will be even better because you will be able to do it without leaving your home.
We give the word proxy an upgraded and updated meaning.
When you give us the authority to connect you to the very best proxies around the world, you will see what it is like to have a premium proxy browsing experience.
Once you try our proxies, you will never want to change your proxy provider.
Let us help you find your favorite Mauritius proxy. GeoSurf will be happy to help and you will be happy you have asked us for help.