Who we are

The leading convergent operator in Madagascar, with 4,5 million mobile customers in 2017, Telma is providing consumers and businesses in Madagascar with a competitively priced, world-class service. With a clutch of firsts ranging from 4G mobile plans, mobile banking service (MVola), tablet devices and prepaid fixed-mobile convergence solutions, Telma continuously maintains technological edge and market leadership.

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Our actions

Since its acquisition by Axian in 2004, Telma’s goal has been to provide Madagascar with a latest-generation telecommunications network:

– In excess of $400 million invested in infrastructure.
– 10,000 km of fiber-optic cables installed nationwide.
– A partner in EASSy, a multi-country, multi-partner fiber-optic submarine cable project that will connect Madagascar directly to Europe and the rest of the world.
– 1,221 communities covered by the Telma network, 50 with 4G services.

– Upgrade of the metropolitan network to provide access to FTTx, ADSL and 4G services.
– Improved quality of service, with fiber-optic connection lead times reduced to four days.
– Creation of a network connecting seven universities — with more than 100,000 students — and 23 research centers and technology institutes to the national backbone.

In 2010, Telma launched the MVola mobile banking service.

Project pipeline

Our priority is to continuously improve the network and accelerate the transition to a digital society to improve the daily lives of the people of Madagascar:

– Annual investment of $35 million, or approximately 20% of revenues, to maintain network infrastructure, extend nationwide coverage and pursue technological innovation.
– Development of e-administration services: ID documents, tax statements and payment, customs duties and more.
– Diversification of mobile money services.