Northern Mariana Islands - Telecoms Market Overview & Statistics


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Telecommunications in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) make use of the latest digital fibre optic cables and satellites that are connected to worldwide networks. A wide range of services are available to the islanders, including dial-up and broadband Internet, cellular, integrated voice and data systems, international private lines, payphones, prepaid phone cards, voicemail, automatic call distribution systems, and call accounting systems. Please note that this report is updated very 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 Northern Mariana Islands’ telecom market
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Commonwealth Telecommunications Act 2000
  • 6. Fixed network operators in CNMI
    • 6.1 Pacific Telecom Inc (PTI)
      • 6.1.1 Brief history of MTC
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 National and international
  • 8. Internet and broadband market
    • 8.1.1 ISP market
    • 8.1.2 Pacific Telecom
    • 8.1.3 Saipan.Com
    • 8.1.4 IT&E Overseas (Talaya Internet)
    • 9. Broadcasting
      • 9.2 Cable television
    • 10. Mobile communications
      • 10.1 Mobile statistics and major operators
      • 10.2 GSM networks
      • 10.3 Brief history of Guamcell
    • 11. Related reports
    • Table 1 – Country statistics – 2008
    • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2008
    • Table 3 – Internet provider statistics – 2008
    • Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2008
    • Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2008
    • Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
    • Table 7 – Mobile operators and subscribers – July 2007
    • Table 8 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999; 2001 - 2008

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