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Vanuatu - Telecoms Market Overview & Statistics

Vanuatu - Telecoms Market Overview & Statistics

Telecom Vanuatu Ltd (TVL) has a monopoly on the provision of all telecommunications services including local, long-distance, international, cellular, leased lines and telex services. Urban areas are well served by modern digital exchanges through a fully underground network, while rural areas remain inadequately serviced. Vanuatu was the first in the Pacific region to pass electronic transaction, e-business, and interactive gaming legislation. In 2002 the analogue cellular network was replaced with a digital GSM 900 system. This has resulted in a more than threefold growth in the number of mobile subscribers. ADSL speeds of up to 1Mb/s are provided through both fixed-line ADSL and WiFi (wireless access). In March 2008 Digicel Pacific launched a GSM network in Vanuatu. Please also note that this report is updated infrequently due to limited availability of information on the local telecoms market.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Overview of Vanuatu's telecom market
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Telecommunications Act 1989
5.2 Telecommunications (Amendment) Act 1993
5.3 Attempts to stop further granting of telco licences
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Telecom Vanuatu Ltd
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
7.3 Infrastructure development plans
7.4 Submarine cable
8. Broadband and Internet market
8.1 Overview
8.1.1 Internet network upgrade
9. Content and e-services
9.1 E-commerce
9.1.1 Cyber fns (Vanuatu).com Ltd
9.1.2 Online gambling
10. Mobile communications
10.1 Overview of Vanuatu's mobile market
10.2 Digicel launches mobile network
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 Internet users and penetration rate 1999 - 2008
Table 7 Internet host computers 1996 - 2005; 2007
Table 8 Mobile subscribers 1996 - 2008

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