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.
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.
In 2019/2020 an important telecoms development is occurring for French Polynesia with the launch of the Kacific-1 satellite.
Companies covered in this report include:
Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT); Tahiti Nui Telecommunications; Galileo; Vini; Honotua Cable; Vodafone Polynesia.
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