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French Polynesia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

French Polynesia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

French Polynesia has one of the more advanced telecoms infrastructures for the Pacific islands region. A submarine cable deployed in 2010 vastly changed the telecoms landscape for French Polynesia and construction is underway to extend this cable further via a subsea connection to the three major atolls.

Fixed broadband penetration is among the highest in the region with a considerable number of consumers accessing FttH technology.

French Polynesia is also considered a hub for satellite communications in the region, due to it hosting of one of the Uplink systems of the Galileo satellite network.

French Polynesia has over 40% of its mobile connections using 3G as well as an emerging 4G LTE sector.

Key developments:

Fixed lines in French Polynesia have been in decline since 2011 with teledensity now sitting at just over 20%.
Mobile saturation was reached recently with over 100% mobile penetration.
By 2025 over half of all mobile connections will be using 4G LTE.

Companies covered in this report include:

Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT); Tahiti Nui Telecommunications; Galileo; Vini; Honotua Cable; Vodafone Polynesia.


  • Executive Summary
  • Key statistics
    • Table Top level country statistics and telecoms authorities - French Polynesia - 2019
  • Country overview
    • Table Evolution of GDP in French Polynesia – 2013 – 2017
  • Telecommunications market
  • Fixed network operators in French Polynesia
    • OPT
    • TAHITI NUI TELECOM
  • Telecommunications infrastructure
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table French Polynesia - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2006 – 2019
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Submarine
      • Satellite
  • Broadband access market
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table French Polynesia – fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 –2019
  • Mobile communications
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table French Polynesia - mobile subscribers and penetration – 2012 – 2019
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table French Polynesia - mobile broadband subscribers and user penetration rate – 2010 – 2019
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Table French Polynesia – percentage of mobile connections by technology – 2018; 2025
      • 3G
      • 4G LTE
    • MOBILE HANDSETS
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