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Telecommunications in Tonga

This article is about communications systems in Tonga.


Telephone

Main lines in use: 30,000 (2012)[1]

Telephones - mobile cellular: 56,000 (2012)[2]

Telephone system:

Fixed PSTN, GSM 900
domestic: NA
international: satellite earth station - 2 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean))

Radio

Broadcast stations: AM 1 (2005), FM 5 (2005), shortwave 1 (1998)

Radios: 61,000 (1997)

Television

Broadcast stations: 4 (2005)

Televisions: 2,000 (1997)

In April 2002 the Tongasat company started its own satellite telecommunication service when it obtained the Esiafi 1 (former private American Comstar D4) satellite (launched in 1981) that was moved to Tonga’s own geostationary point.

Internet

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 2 (2005)

Country code (Top level domain): .to

Notes

  1. ^ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tn.html
  2. ^ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tn.html
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