South Pacific Islands - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Publication Overview

This unique report on the telecommunications sector in the South Pacific provides information on trends and developments in this increasingly progressive region. A number of drivers are leading to investment in telecoms improvements for many South Pacific islands, including the growing need to offer fast and reliable telecoms services for the tourism sector which is important to the economy. Telecoms infrastructure and technologies are also being applied to assist in the growing need to create more sustainability in the South Pacific region in the wake of natural disasters. This report provides valuable information on the telecoms sectors for a selection of island nations from the South Pacific, including: : Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga, Vanuatu.

Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Major Players,
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband.

 

Researcher:- Kylie Wansink

Current publication date:- November 2016 (13th Edition)

Executive Summary

International interest in telecoms infrastructure in the South Pacific has been ignited

The geography of the South Pacific region has made internet connectivity a serious problem for many of the remote islands. Submarine fibre-optic networks are expensive to build and maintain, with capital costs prohibitive for the smaller island communities. Some countries have to rely solely on geostationary satellites. As a result, bandwidth is limited and broadband prices are high.

In this environment, it is mobile technology which has thrived. In recent years BuddeComm has noticed an increase of mobile subscribers generally speaking across the board in the South Pacific – at the expense of fixed lines which are declining.

There are a number of reasons for this; including the realisation that mobile technologies are far more suited to providing services to the many islands spread across a vast geography. In addition, there are limited funds available for building telecommunications infrastructure so it must be directed towards the most economical and suitable technologies.

While mobile penetration is still low when compared to more developed markets; in most of the Pacific Island nations there is good mobile coverage in the capital cities and in some cases, there is also reasonable coverage across some of the more remote atolls.

Having access to communication services is crucial to these island nations. They are all vulnerable to natural disasters such as cyclones and drought, as well as rising sea levels. In emergency situations the islanders need access to the outside world. In addition; telecommunications can assist in alleviating the isolation experienced by many of the more remote islands as well as provide important access to health care, education and government services.

Telecommunications also play an important part in economic stability. The Pacific Islands are highly dependent upon the tourism industry and the World Bank has recognised that improving connectivity in the Pacific is vital for growth in this sector. Complaints are often made by tourists regarding the poor network coverage and high service prices across the region.

In recent years, there have been significant progress in improving telecommunications services in the Pacific. Concern regarding climate change has ignited international interest towards the South Pacific as it is in the frontline for rising sea levels and natural disasters. Telecoms and digital technologies are being used to monitor the growth of climate change as this serious issue has repercussions for the entire international community.

As a result; various international funding, grants and private investment has been directed towards improving conditions, including telecoms infrastructure. International submarine cables are being deployed in some instances and satellite services are also being upgraded. One significant development underway is the agreement that Kacific Broadband Satellite has made with a number of Pacific Islands which will see vast improvements in satellite broadband access and speed.

Key developments:

  • The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) is one of the key organisations promoting telecommunications services for the region.
  • The difficult geographical terrain presents a great challenge for rural connectivity in nearly all of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
  • A study by UNESCO estimated that increasing broadband penetration by around 10% can increase GDP by as much as 1.4% in low and middle income countries such as those in the South Pacific.
  • The Solomon Islands has demonstrated some impressive figures when it comes to mobile uptake.
  • The Federated States of Micronesia are well aware that to ensure a viable future for its citizens it needs to develop its telecoms infrastructure for the associated economic and social benefits.
  • In an effort to boost tourism, a Smart Tourism initiative has been launched in French Polynesia which will use digital solutions to improve the tourism experience.
  • Palau offers a well-developed mobile sector which has been recently boosted by satellite network capacity upgrades as well as a proposed submarine cable venture.
  • Tonga is a now reaping the benefits of being connected to an undersea high-speed fibre-optic cable.
  • Mobile subscriber penetration sits at around 40% in Tuvalu, compared to fixed broadband at only 10% penetration.
  • Despite its small size, Guam’s telecom market is highly competitive, with three major companies providing both fixed line and mobile services.
  • Network deployment costs are high in PNG due to the relatively low subscriber base, the impervious terrain, and the high proportion of the population living in rural areas.
  • Fiji is a leader in the Pacific region in terms of development of its ICT sector and investment in telecoms infrastructure.
  • The recently formed Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Kiribati Limited (ATHKL) quickly announced it would be performing the first phase of its improvements in Kiribati with 3G and 4G network upgrades deployed in some areas.
  • New Caledonia has a well-developed telecoms sector for the South Pacific Region and there are various projects underway will help to improve both fixed and mobile services further.
  • Telecoms services have progressed significantly in Vanuatu in recent years and in 2016 there have been two milestones reached with both the launch of LTE services by one of the leading players, Digicel, and the introduction of a rural satellite broadband service by Kacific.
  • As a result of telecoms infrastructure improvements made in recent years, the Marshall Islands can now claim a mobile penetration of more than 30%.
  • Samoa is beginning to address its international capacity issues with a major public-private project underway.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Alcatel-Lucent, Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH), Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Kiribati Limited (ATHKL), Amper SA, Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS), A-Tel, Bmobile, Blue Sky Samoa, Citifon, Click TV, Computer Services Limited (CSL), DataNets, Datec, Digicel, DoCoMo Pacific, EMTV, Fiji International Telecommunications Limited (FINTEL), Fintel Internet Services (Kidanet), FSM Telecom Corporation (FSMTC), Galileo, Global Internet, Global Telecom Pacific Ltd, Greencom, GTA, Hawaiki Cable Ltd, HiTRON, Honotua Cable; Huawei, Inkk Mobile, Intelia, Interchange Cable Network, International Telecommunication Satellite Organisation (ITSO), IT&E, Kacific Broadband Satellite, O3b, Office des Postes et Télécommunications de Nouvelle-Calédonie (OPT-NC), Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT); Online South Pacific, Our Telekom (Breeze), Pacific Emerging Technologies (PET), PACTEL, Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC), Palau Telecom, PNG DataCo, Samoa.ws,  Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN), Spim Ltd, Tahiti Nui Telecommunications, Telikom PNG, Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL), Telecom Services Kiribati Ltd (TSKL), Telecom Vanuatu Ltd (TVL), Telsat Broadband, Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC), Tonga Digicel (formerly TonFon), Tonga Cable, Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC), The Asian Development Bank, The International Telecommunication Union, The World Bank,  Unwired Fiji, Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL), Vini; Vodafone, WanTok Network.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Market overview
    • 1.1 Market analysis
    • 1.2 Smart infrastructure
    • 1.3 Mobile statistics
    • 1.4 Mobile broadband statistics
    • 1.5 Fixed broadband and internet statistics
  • 2. Federated States of Micronesia
    • 2.1 Key statistics
    • 2.2 Country overview
    • 2.3 Telecommunications market
      • 2.3.1 Historical overview
      • 2.3.2 Market analysis
      • 2.3.3 Recent developments
    • 2.4 Regulatory environment
      • 2.4.1 FSM Communication Act 1991
      • 2.4.2 Regulatory authority
    • 2.5 Fixed network operators
      • 2.5.1 FSM Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC)
    • 2.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 2.6.1 National telecom network
      • 2.6.2 New developments of fibre networks
      • 2.6.3 International infrastructure
    • 2.7 Broadband access market
      • 2.7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
      • 2.7.2 Broadband statistics
    • 2.8 Mobile communications
      • 2.8.1 Market analysis
      • 2.8.2 Mobile statistics
      • 2.8.3 Mobile broadband statistics
    • 2.9 Mobile infrastructure
      • 2.9.1 GSM, 3G
    • 2.10 Mobile handsets
  • 3. Fiji
    • 3.1 Key statistics
      • 3.1.1 Country overview
    • 3.2 Telecommunications market
      • 3.2.1 Historical overview
      • 3.2.2 Market analysis
      • 3.2.3 Recent developments
    • 3.3 Regulatory environment
      • 3.3.1 Historic overview
      • 3.3.2 Regulatory authorities
      • 3.3.3 The Radisson Accord and Deeds of Settlement
      • 3.3.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in Fiji
      • 3.3.5 Compulsory Registration of Customers for Telephone Services Decree 2010
    • 3.4 Competition issues
      • 3.4.1 Telecommunication services price regulation
    • 3.5 Fixed network operators
      • 3.5.1 Internet Service Providers
    • 3.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 3.6.1 National telecom network
      • 3.6.2 International infrastructure
      • 3.6.3 Next Generation Network (NGN)
      • 3.6.4 International infrastructure (satellite, submarine)
      • 3.6.5 Specific IT developments (data centres, cloud computing)
    • 3.7 Smart infrastructure
      • 3.7.1 Smart grids/renewable energy
    • 3.8 Fixed broadband
      • 3.8.1 Market analysis
      • 3.8.2 Broadband statistics
      • 3.8.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • 3.9 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
      • 3.9.1 Introduction
    • 3.10 Other fixed broadband services
      • 3.10.1 Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
    • 3.11 Digital economy
      • 3.11.1 E-commerce
      • 3.11.2 E-banking
      • 3.11.3 E-government
      • 3.11.4 E-health
      • 3.11.5 E-education
    • 3.12 Digital media
      • 3.12.1 Introduction
      • 3.12.2 VoIP
      • 3.12.3 Music
      • 3.12.4 Online gaming and gambling
      • 3.12.5 Newspaper publishers
    • 3.13 Mobile communications
      • 3.13.1 Market analysis
      • 3.13.2 Mobile statistics
      • 3.13.3 Regulatory issues
      • 3.13.4 Overview (general laws and regulations)
      • 3.13.5 Mobile infrastructure
    • 3.14 Major mobile operators
      • 3.14.1 Operators
      • 3.14.2 MVNOs
    • 3.15 Mobile content and applications
      • 3.15.1 m-banking (payments/loans)
      • 3.15.2 m-TV
    • 3.16 Mobile handsets
  • 4. French Polynesia
    • 4.1 Key statistics
    • 4.2 Country overview
    • 4.3 Telecommunications market
      • 4.3.1 Historical overview
      • 4.3.2 Market analysis
    • 4.4 Fixed network operators in French Polynesia
      • 4.4.1 OPT
      • 4.4.2 Tahiti Nui Telecom
    • 4.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 4.5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
      • 4.5.2 International infrastructure (satellite, submarine)
    • 4.6 Smart infrastructure
      • 4.6.1 Smart grids
      • 4.6.2 Smart cities
    • 4.7 BROADBAND access market
      • 4.7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
    • 4.8 Mobile communications
      • 4.8.1 Market analysis
      • 4.8.2 Mobile broadband statistics
      • 4.8.3 Mobile infrastructure
    • 4.9 Mobile handsets
  • 5. Guam
    • 5.1 Key statistics
    • 5.2 Country overview
    • 5.3 Telecommunications market
      • 5.3.1 Historical overview
      • 5.3.2 Market analysis
      • 5.3.3 Recent developments
    • 5.4 Regulatory environment
      • 5.4.1 Background
      • 5.4.2 Regulatory authorities
      • 5.4.3 Privatisation of GTA
      • 5.4.4 Liberalisation
    • 5.5 Fixed network operators in Guam
      • 5.5.1 GTA
      • 5.5.2 Docomo Pacific (previously MCV Broadband)
      • 5.5.3 IT&E
      • 5.5.4 Pacific Data Systems (PDS)
    • 5.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 5.6.1 National telecom network
      • 5.6.2 International infrastructure
    • 5.7 Broadband access market
      • 5.7.1 Overview
      • 5.7.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
      • 5.7.3 Cable modems
      • 5.7.4 Wireless broadband
      • 5.7.5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
    • 5.8 Digital and mobile economy
      • 5.8.1 Introduction
      • 5.8.2 e-Commerce and m-commerce
      • 5.8.3 e-Banking
      • 5.8.4 e-Health
    • 5.9 Mobile communications
      • 5.9.1 Overview of Guam’s mobile market
      • 5.9.2 Mobile technologies
      • 5.9.3 Major mobile operators
  • 6. Kiribati
    • 6.1 Key statistics
    • 6.2 Country overview
    • 6.3 Telecommunications market
      • 6.3.1 Historical overview
      • 6.3.2 Market analysis
      • 6.3.3 Recent developments
    • 6.4 Regulatory environment
      • 6.4.1 Historic overview
      • 6.4.2 Regulatory authority
      • 6.4.3 Privatisation of TSKL
      • 6.4.4 Liberalisation
      • 6.4.5 Licensing
      • 6.4.6 Spectrum
      • 6.4.7 Universal access
      • 6.4.8 Interconnection
    • 6.5 Fixed network operators in Kiribati
      • 6.5.1 Amalgamated Telecom Holidays Kiribati Limited (formerly TSKL)
    • 6.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 6.6.1 Overview of the national telecom network
      • 6.6.2 International infrastructure
    • 6.7 Broadband market
      • 6.7.1 Market analysis
      • 6.7.2 Broadband statistics
    • 6.8 Mobile communications
      • 6.8.1 Market analysis
      • 6.8.2 Mobile statistics
      • 6.8.3 Mobile broadband statistics
      • 6.8.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 6.8.5 2G and 3G
      • 6.8.6 4G LTE
  • 7. Marshall Islands
    • 7.1 Key statistics
    • 7.2 Country overview
      • 7.2.1 Compact of Free Association with US
    • 7.3 Telecommunications market
      • 7.3.1 Historical overview
      • 7.3.2 Market analysis
      • 7.3.3 Recent developments
    • 7.4 Regulatory environment
      • 7.4.1 FSM Communication Act 1991
      • 7.4.2 Regulatory authority
    • 7.5 Fixed network operators
      • 7.5.1 National Telecommunication Authority
    • 7.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 7.6.1 National telecom network
      • 7.6.2 International infrastructure
    • 7.7 Broadband access market
      • 7.7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
      • 7.7.2 Broadband statistics
    • 7.8 Mobile communications
      • 7.8.1 Market analysis
      • 7.8.2 Mobile statistics
  • 8. New Caledonia
    • 8.1 Key statistics
    • 8.2 Country overview
    • 8.3 Telecommunications market
      • 8.3.1 Historical overview
      • 8.3.2 Market analysis
      • 8.3.3 Recent developments
    • 8.4 Regulatory environment
      • 8.4.1 Historic overview
      • 8.4.2 Government plans
    • 8.5 Fixed network operator in New Caledonia
      • 8.5.1 OPT Nouvelle-Calédonie
    • 8.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 8.6.1 National and international
      • 8.6.2 International infrastructure
    • 8.7 Broadband access market
      • 8.7.1 Overview
    • 8.8 Mobile communications
      • 8.8.1 Market analysis
    • 8.9 Mobile handsets
  • 9. Palau
    • 9.1 Key statistics
    • 9.2 Country overview
    • 9.3 Telecommunications market
      • 9.3.1 Historical overview
      • 9.3.2 Market analysis
      • 9.3.3 Recent developments
    • 9.4 Regulatory environment
      • 9.4.1 Overview
    • 9.5 Fixed network operator
      • 9.5.1 Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC)
    • 9.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 9.6.1 Overview of the national telecom network
      • 9.6.2 International infrastructure
    • 9.7 Broadband access market
      • 9.7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
    • 9.8 Mobile communications
      • 9.8.1 market analysis
      • 9.8.2 Mobile statistics
  • 10. Papua New Guinea
    • 10.1 Key statistics
    • 10.2 Country overview
    • 10.3 Telecommunications market
      • 10.3.1 Historical overview
      • 10.3.2 Telecom sector development targets for 2030
    • 10.4 Regulatory environment
      • 10.4.1 Historical overview
      • 10.4.2 Regulatory authority
      • 10.4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
    • 10.5 Fixed network operators
      • 10.5.1 Telikom PNG
      • 10.5.2 PNG DataCo
    • 10.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 10.6.1 National telecom network
      • 10.6.2 National Transmission Network (NTN)
      • 10.6.3 International infrastructure
    • 10.7 Broadband market
      • 10.7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
      • 10.7.2 Major ISPs
      • 10.7.3 Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
    • 10.8 Digtal media
      • 10.8.1 Introduction
      • 10.8.2 Major players
      • 10.8.3 Social Media
    • 10.9 Mobile market
      • 10.9.1 Market analysis
      • 10.9.2 Mobile statistics
      • 10.9.3 Mobile broadband
      • 10.9.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 10.9.5 Regulatory issues
      • 10.9.6 Mobile infrastructure
      • 10.9.7 Major mobile operators
  • 11. Samoa
    • 11.1 Key statistics
    • 11.2 Country overview
    • 11.3 Telecommunications market
      • 11.3.1 Historical overview
      • 11.3.2 Market analysis
      • 11.3.3 Recent developments
    • 11.4 Regulatory environment
      • 11.4.1 Historic overview
      • 11.4.2 Regulatory authority
      • 11.4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
      • 11.4.4 Privatisation of SamoaTel Ltd
    • 11.5 Fixed network operator in Samoa
      • 11.5.1 BlueSky Samoa
    • 11.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 11.6.1 National telecom network
      • 11.6.2 International infrastructure
    • 11.7 Smart infrastructure
    • 11.8 FIXED broadband market
      • 11.8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
    • 11.9 Digital economy
      • 11.9.1 Introduction
      • 11.9.2 e-Government
      • 11.9.3 e-Health
    • 11.10 Digital media
      • 11.10.1 On line gaming and gambling
      • 11.10.2 Newspaper and book publishers
    • 11.11 Mobile communications
      • 11.11.1 Market analysis
      • 11.11.2 Mobile statistics
      • 11.11.3 Mobile broadband statistics
    • 11.12 Mobile infrastructure
      • 11.12.1 Brief intro analogue networks
      • 11.12.2 Digital networks
      • 11.12.3 Major mobile operators
    • 11.13 Mobile content and applications
      • 11.13.1 m-banking (payments)
    • 11.14 Mobile handsets
  • 12. Solomon Islands
    • 12.1 Key statistics
    • 12.2 Country overview
    • 12.3 Telecommunications market
      • 12.3.1 Historical overview
      • 12.3.2 Market analysis
      • 12.3.3 Recent developments
    • 12.4 Regulatory environment
      • 12.4.1 Historic overview
      • 12.4.2 Telecommunications Bill 2009
      • 12.4.3 Broadcasting policy
      • 12.4.4 Regulatory authority
    • 12.5 Fixed network operator in Solomon Islands
      • 12.5.1 Solomon Telekom Co Ltd (Our Telecom)
    • 12.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 12.6.1 Overview of the national telecom network
      • 12.6.2 International infrastructure (submarine, satellite)
    • 12.7 Fixed-line broadband market
      • 12.7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
    • 12.8 Digital economy
      • 12.8.1 Introduction
      • 12.8.2 e-Banking
      • 12.8.3 e-Government
      • 12.8.4 e-Education
    • 12.9 Digital media
    • 12.10 Mobile communications
      • 12.10.1 Market analysis
      • 12.10.2 Mobile statistics
      • 12.10.3 Mobile broadband statistics
      • 12.10.4 Regulatory issues
      • 12.10.5 Mobile infrastructure
      • 12.10.6 Major mobile operators
    • 12.11 Mobile content and applications
      • 12.11.1 m-banking (payments/loans)
    • 12.12 Mobile handsets
  • 13. Tuvalu
    • 13.1 Key statistics
    • 13.2 Country overview
    • 13.3 Telecommunications market
      • 13.3.1 Historical overview
      • 13.3.2 Market analysis
      • 13.3.3 Recent developments
    • 13.4 Regulatory environment
      • 13.4.1 Tuvalu Telecom Act 1993
      • 13.4.2 Regulatory authority
    • 13.5 Fixed network operators
      • 13.5.1 Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC)
    • 13.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 13.6.1 National telecom network
      • 13.6.2 International infrastructure
    • 13.7 Smart infrastructure
      • 13.7.1 Smart grids
    • 13.8 Broadband access market
      • 13.8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
      • 13.8.2 Broadband statistics
    • 13.9 Mobile communications
      • 13.9.1 Market analysis
      • 13.9.2 Mobile statistics
  • 14. Tonga
    • 14.1 Key statistics
    • 14.2 Country overview
    • 14.3 Telecommunications market
      • 14.3.1 Historical overview
      • 14.3.2 Market analysis
      • 14.3.3 Recent developments
    • 14.4 Regulatory environment
      • 14.4.1 Historic overview
      • 14.4.2 Regulatory authority
      • 14.4.3 Privatisation of TCC
    • 14.5 Fixed network operators
      • 14.5.1 Tonga Communications Corporation
      • 14.5.2 Digicel Tonga
    • 14.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 14.6.1 National telecom network
      • 14.6.2 International infrastructure
    • 14.7 Broadband access market
      • 14.7.1 Introduction and statistical overview
      • 14.7.2 Broadband statistics
    • 14.8 Digital economy
      • 14.8.1 Introduction
      • 14.8.2 e-commerce
      • 14.8.3 e-Health
      • 14.8.4 e-Education
    • 14.9 Mobile communications
      • 14.9.1 Market analysis
      • 14.9.2 Mobile statistics
      • 14.9.3 Mobile broadband statistics
    • 14.10 Mobile infrastructure
      • 14.10.1 GSM, 3G
      • 14.10.2 Major mobile operators
    • 14.11 Mobile content and applications (
      • 14.11.1 m-banking (payments/loans)
    • 14.12 Mobile handsets
  • 15. Vanuatu
    • 15.1 Key statistics
    • 15.2 Country overview
    • 15.3 Telecommunications market
      • 15.3.1 Market analysis
      • 15.3.2 Recent developments
    • 15.4 Regulatory environment
      • 15.4.1 Historic overview
      • 15.4.2 Regulatory projects
      • 15.4.3 Regulatory authority
      • 15.4.4 Privatisation of Telecom Vanuatu
      • 15.4.5 Liberalisation
      • 15.4.6 Interconnect
      • 15.4.7 Spectrum
      • 15.4.8 National ICT Policy
      • 15.4.9 Universal Access Policy (UAP)
    • 15.5 Competition issues
    • 15.6 Fixed network operators
      • 15.6.1 Telecom Vanuatu Ltd
    • 15.7 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 15.7.1 National telecom network
      • 15.7.2 International infrastructure
    • 15.8 Smart infrastructure
      • 15.8.1 Smart energy
    • 15.9 Broadband access market
      • 15.9.1 Introduction and statistical overview
      • 15.9.2 Broadband statistics
    • 15.10 Digital economy
      • 15.10.1 Introduction
      • 15.10.2 e-Government
      • 15.10.3 e-Health
      • 15.10.4 e-Education
    • 15.11 Mobile communications
      • 15.11.1 Market analysis
      • 15.11.2 Mobile statistics
      • 15.11.3 Mobile broadband statistics
    • 15.12 Mobile infrastructure
      • 15.12.1 GSM, 3G
      • 15.12.2 4G LTE
      • 15.12.3 Major mobile operators
    • 15.13 Mobile handsets
    • Table 1 – South Pacific Islands mobile subscribers in selected countries – 2011 – 2015
    • Table 2 – South Pacific Islands mobile subscriber penetration in selected countries – 2011 – 2015
    • Table 3 - South Pacific Islands active mobile broadband subscribers in selected countries – 2011 – 2016
    • Table 4 - South Pacific Islands active mobile broadband penetration in selected countries – 2011 – 2016
    • Table 5 – South Pacific Islands % of Internet users in selected countries – 2011 – 2015
    • Table 6 – South Pacific Islands fixed broadband subscribers in selected countries – 2011 – 2015
    • Table 7 – South Pacific Islands fixed broadband penetration in selected countries – 2011 – 2015
    • Table 8 – Federated States of Micronesia - Country statistics – 2015
    • Table 9 – Federated States of Micronesia - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 10 – Federated States of Micronesia - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 11 – Federated States of Micronesia - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 12 – Federated States of Micronesia - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 13 – Evolution of GDP in Micronesia – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 14 – Federated States of Micronesia - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 15 – Proposed major telecoms infrastructure projects for Micronesia – 2016 - 2025
    • Table 16 – Federated States of Micronesia - Percentage of Internet users – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 17 – Federated States of Micronesia - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 18 – Federated States of Micronesia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2015
    • Table 19 – Country statistics – Fiji - 2015
    • Table 20 – Fiji - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 21 – Fiji - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 22 – Fiji - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 23 – Fiji - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 24 – Evolution of GDP and inflation in Fiji – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 25 – Fiji - ATH key performance financial data indicators – 2007 – Q3 2015
    • Table 26 – Fiji - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2006 - 2016
    • Table 27 – Fiji - Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2014
    • Table 28 – Fiji - Internet users and internet penetration rate – 2005 - 2015
    • Table 29 – Fiji - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2016
    • Table 30 – Fiji - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 2005 - 2015
    • Table 31 – Fiji - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2008 - 2015
    • Table 32 –Vodafone Fiji Limited revenue – 2011; 2013; 2015
    • Table 33 – Estimated Vodafone Fiji Limited ARPU – 2008 - 2014
    • Table 34 – Vodafone Fiji Limited prepaid versus postpaid subscribers – 2009 - 2014
    • Table 35 – French Polynesia - Country statistics French Polynesia
    • Table 36 – French Polynesia - Telephone network statistics – 2016
    • Table 37 – French Polynesia - Broadband statistics – 2016
    • Table 38 – French Polynesia - Mobile statistics – 2016
    • Table 39 – French Polynesia - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2006 - 2016
    • Table 40 – French Polynesia - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 - 2016
    • Table 41 – French Polynesia - Historical mobile subscribers – prepaid, postpaid and annual change – 1995 - 2011
    • Table 42 – French Polynesia - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 43 – French Polynesia - Mobile broadband subscribers and user penetration rate – 2010 - 2015
    • Table 44 –Country statistics Guam – 2015
    • Table 45 – Guam - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 46 – Guam - Internet user statistics – 2015
    • Table 47 – Guam - Fixed broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 48 – Guam - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 49 – Guam - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 50 – Evolution of GDP in Guam – 2007 - 2015
    • Table 51 – Guam - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2015
    • Table 52 – Guam - Internet users and user penetration rate – 2000 - 2015
    • Table 53 – Guam - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2008 - 2015
    • Table 54 – Guam - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2016
    • Table 55 – Kiribati - Country statistics – 2015
    • Table 56 – Kiribati - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 57 – Kiribati - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 58 – Kiribati - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 59 – Kiribati - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 60 – Evolution of GDP in Kiribati – 2000 - 2016
    • Table 61 – Kiribati - Historical - TSKL revenue breakdown – 2010 - 2013
    • Table 62 – Kiribati - Fixed lines in service and teledensity (historical) – 1995 - 2004
    • Table 63 – Kiribati - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 - 2015
    • Table 64 – Kiribati - Internet users and user penetration rate – 2000 - 2015
    • Table 65 – Kiribati - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2005 - 2015
    • Table 66 – Kiribati - Total international internet bandwidth – 2008 - 2014
    • Table 67 – Kiribati - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2015
    • Table 68 – Marshall Islands - Country statistics
    • Table 69 – Marshall Islands - Telephone network statistics – 2014
    • Table 70 – Marshall Islands - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 71 – Marshall Islands - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 72 – Marshall Islands - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 73 – Evolution of GDP in Marshall Islands – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 74 – Marshall Islands - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2004; 2008
    • Table 75 – Marshall Islands - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 76 – Marshall Islands - Internet users – historical - 1998 – 2008
    • Table 77 – Marshall Islands - Internet users – 2014; 2015
    • Table 78 – Marshall Islands - Fixed broadband subscribers – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 79 – Marshall Islands - Mobile subscribers – historical - 1995; 2000 – 2008
    • Table 80 – Marshall Islands - Mobile subscribers – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 81 – New Caledonia - Country statistics – 2015
    • Table 82 – New Caledonia - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 83 – New Caledonia - Fixed broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 84 – New Caledonia - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 85 – New Caledonia - National telecommunications authority
    • Table 86 – Evolution of GDP in New Caledonia – 2009 - 2015
    • Table 87 – New Caledonia - OPT-NC revenue and mobile subscribers – 2013; 2015
    • Table 88 – New Caledonia - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1997 - 2016
    • Table 89 – New Caledonia - Major ISPs – subscribers – June 2014
    • Table 90 – New Caledonia - Internet users and user penetration rate – 2000 - 2015
    • Table 91 – New Caledonia - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2015
    • Table 92 – New Caledonia - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1997 - 2015
    • Table 93 –Country statistics Palau – 2016
    • Table 94 – Palau - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 95 – Palau - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 96 – Palau - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 97 – GDP in Paula – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 98 – Palau - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 99 – Palau – fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 100 – Palau – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 101 – Country statistics Papua New Guinea – 2015 (e)
    • Table 102 – Papua New Guinea - Telephone network statistics – 2015 (e)
    • Table 103 – Papua New Guinea - Internet statistics – 2015
    • Table 104 – Papua New Guinea - Broadband statistics – 2015 (e)
    • Table 105 – Papua New Guinea - Mobile statistics – 2015 (e)
    • Table 106 – Papua New Guinea - National telecommunications authority
    • Table 107 – Evolution of GDP in PNG – 2000 - 2016
    • Table 108 – Papua New Guinea - Fixed/mobile market share - 2000 - 2016
    • Table 109 – Papua New Guinea - Telecom sector development goals – 2010; 2015; 2020; 2025; 2030
    • Table 110 – Papua New Guinea - Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2009
    • Table 111 – Papua New Guinea - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 112 – Papua New Guinea - International bandwidth – 2004 - 2015
    • Table 113 – Papua New Guinea - Internet users and penetration rates – 2000 - 2016
    • Table 114 – Papua New Guinea - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2008 - 2016
    • Table 115 – Papua New Guinea - Facebook users and penetration rates – 2010 - 2015
    • Table 116 – Papua New Guinea - Historic – Mobile subscriptions and penetration - 1997 - 2009
    • Table 117 – Papua New Guinea - Mobile subscriptions and penetration – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 118 – Papua New Guinea - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2012 - 2017
    • Table 119 – Digicel PNG financials – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 120 – Digicel PNG mobile subscribers – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 121 – Samoa - Country statistics – 2015
    • Table 122 – Samoa - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 123 – Samoa - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 124 – Samoa - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 125 – Samoa - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 126 – Evolution of GDP in Samoa – 2000 - 2016
    • Table 127 – Samoa - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2016
    • Table 128 – Samoa - Internet users and user penetration rate – 2000 - 2016
    • Table 129 – Samoa - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 130 – Samoa - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2016
    • Table 131 – Solomon Islands - Country statistics – 2016
    • Table 132 – Solomon Islands - Telephone network statistics – 2016
    • Table 133 – Solomon Islands - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 134 – Solomon Islands - Mobile statistics – 2016
    • Table 135 – Solomon Islands - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 136 – Evolution of GDP and inflation in Solomon Islands – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 137 – Solomon Islands - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 - 2016
    • Table 138 – Solomon Islands - International bandwidth – 2004 - 2015
    • Table 139 – Solomon Islands - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2004 - 2016
    • Table 140 – Solomon Islands - Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate – 2005 - 2016
    • Table 141 – Solomon Islands - Mobile broadband subscribers and user penetration rate – 2010 - 2015
    • Table 142 – Tuvalu - Country statistics – 2015
    • Table 143 – Tuvalu - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 144 – Tuvalu - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 145 – Tuvalu - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 146 – Tuvalu - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 147 – Evolution of GDP in Tuvalu– 2011 - 2016
    • Table 148 – Tuvalu - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 149 – Tuvalu – fixed broadband subscriptions and penetration – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 150 – Tuvalu – mobile subscribers and penetration – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 151 – Tonga - Country statistics – 2015
    • Table 152 – Tonga - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 153 – Tonga - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 154 – Tonga - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 155 – Tonga - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 156 – Evolution of GDP in Tonga– 2011 - 2016
    • Table 157 – Tonga - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 158 – Tonga – fixed broadband subscriptions and penetration – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 159 – Tonga – mobile subscribers and penetration – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 160 – Tonga – Historic mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2004
    • Table 161 – Tonga – Historic - mobile operators and subscribers – July 2007
    • Table 162 – Tonga – mobile broadband subscriptions and penetration – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 163 – Vanuatu - Country statistics – 2015
    • Table 164 – Vanuatu - Telephone network statistics – 2015
    • Table 165 – Vanuatu - Broadband statistics – 2015
    • Table 166 – Vanuatu - Mobile statistics – 2015
    • Table 167 – Vanuatu - National telecommunications authorities
    • Table 168 – Evolution of GDP in Vanuatu – 2000 - 2016
    • Table 169 – Vanuatu - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1997 - 2015
    • Table 170 – Vanuatu - Percentage of Internet users – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 171 – Vanuatu - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2015
    • Table 172 – Vanuatu - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2002 - 2016
    • Table 173 – Vanuatu - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2011 - 2015
    • Chart 1 – Fiji - Overview of ATH key performance financial figures indicators – 2007 - 2014
    • Chart 2 – Fiji - Overview of fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2015
    • Chart 3 – Fiji - Overview of internet users and population penetration – 2004 - 2015
    • Chart 4 – Fiji - Overview of mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2015
    • Chart 5 – Kiribati - Historical - TSKL revenue breakdown at a glance – 2010 - 2013
    • Chart 6 – Papua New Guinea - Fixed/mobile market share – 2000 - 2016
    • Chart 7 – Papua New Guinea - Mobile market evolution – 2005 - 2016
    • Chart 8 - Solomon Islands - Mobile subscriptions versus mobile broadband subscriptions - 2010 - 2016
    • Exhibit 1 – Fiji - Regulatory and telecoms background – a brief overview – 1895 - 2007
    • Exhibit 2 – Fiji - Subscriber details are required for phone registration
    • Exhibit 3 – An overview of University of the South Pacific, AARNet and Japan-Pacific ICT
    • Exhibit 4 – Background information on the rise and fall of fixed-line market in Fiji
    • Exhibit 5 – Fiji - The award of the second mobile licence
    • Exhibit 6 – An overview of mobile money in Fiji
    • Exhibit 7 – Fiji - A brief overview of the M-PAiSA system
    • Exhibit 8 – Galileo
    • Exhibit 9 – Major submarine cable with landing points in French Polynesia
    • Exhibit 10 – Major submarine cables with landing points in Guam – 2016
    • Exhibit 11 – GuamCell brief company history
    • Exhibit 12 – Guam Wireless Co (HafaTEL) brief company history
    • Exhibit 13 – Kiribati - ATHKL at a glance
    • Exhibit 14 – Kiribati - Mobile sector – history
    • Exhibit 15 – New Caledonia - OPT-NC at a glance
    • Exhibit 16 – Historical - Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System (PacRICS)
    • Exhibit 17 – Map of Papua New Guinea
    • Exhibit 18 – Privatisation of Telikom PNG – historic overview
    • Exhibit 19 – Telikom PNG at a glance
    • Exhibit 20 – Papua New Guinea - National Transmission Network map
    • Exhibit 21 – Major submarine cables with landing points in Papua New Guinea – 2014
    • Exhibit 22 – Papua New Guinea - The laying of APNG-2 – a recycled submarine cable
    • Exhibit 23 – VSAT connects remote Manus Islands
    • Exhibit 24 – Papua New Guinea - Mobile operators and technology used
    • Exhibit 25 – BlueSky Samoa at a glance
    • Exhibit 26 – The start of the internet in Samoa
    • Exhibit 27 – Solomon Islands - Our Telekom at a glance 2016
    • Exhibit 28 – Major submarine cables with future landing points in Solomon Islands – 2016
    • Exhibit 29 – Solomon Islands - Vodafone moves into the market in 2014
    • Exhibit 30 – Rising sea levels threaten Tuvalu
    • Exhibit 31 – Tuvalu - AusAID project
    • Exhibit 32 – Vanuatu - Telecommunications licences
    • Exhibit 33 – Telecom Vanuatu at a glance
    • Exhibit 34 – Vanuatu - Kacific satellite broadband

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