French Polynesia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
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French Polynesia demonstrates substantial telecoms infrastructure
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.
Companies covered in this report include:
Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT); Tahiti Nui Telecommunications; Galileo; Vini; Honotua Cable; Vodafone Polynesia.