American Samoa - Telecoms Market Overview & Statistics

Synopsis

American Samoa has one of the most complete and modern telecommunications systems in the South Pacific Islands. All inhabited islands have telephone connectivity. In 2005, mobile service provider Blue Sky Communications launched a new division called BlueLink Broadband, which provides high-speed Internet access for both residential and business users. In late 2006, a VoIP service was available. By 2008, both Blue Sky Communications and ASTCA had a WiFi wireless broadband service in operation. Up-to-date statistics for fixed-line voice services are currently not available in this report. Please also note that this report is updated infrequently due to limited availability of information on the local telecoms market.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 Overview of American Samoa’s telecom market
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Regulatory authority
      • 5.1.1 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • 5.2 Universal Service Fund
  • 6. Fixed network operator in American Samoa
    • 6.1 American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA)
      • 6.1.1 Fixed network voice services
      • 6.1.2 VoIP service
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 National telecom network
      • 7.1.1 Video teleconferencing system
    • 7.2 International infrastructure
  • 8. Broadband and Internet market
    • 8.1 Overview
    • 8.2 Wireless broadband (WiFi)
  • 9. Mobile communications
    • 9.1 Overview of American Samoa’s mobile market
    • 9.2 Major mobile operators
      • 9.2.1 Blue Sky Communications
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Country statistics – 2012
  • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2008
  • Table 3 – Internet provider statistics – 2008
  • Table 4 – Mobile statistics – 2012
  • Table 5 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 6 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – July 2007
  • Table 7 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1994 - 1996; 2001 - 2012

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