BTL will, for the first time also launch a new method of fibre laying known as HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling) that drills underground without any need for road excavation.

The Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) will consist of an Optical Network Unit (ONU) with a Wi-Fi connection and a Set-Top Box (STB) which will cater for IPTV and Internet Access.

FTTH technology is very environmental friendly and the quantity of materials to be used when the whole Mauritius is connected is as low as 80 Tons, including all equipment and cables and the power requirement will be less than 20kw for the whole island wide network. BTL has set an internal target to get off the CEB grid by 2015 and run the entire operation using solar power.