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

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French Polynesia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: September 27, 2021
BuddeComm
Content info: 51 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Manatua cable and Kacific-1 increase international bandwidth

French Polynesia has one of the most advanced telecoms infrastructures in the Pacific Islands region. The first submarine cable was deployed in 2010 and additional cables have been connected to the islands in subsequent years, vastly improving French Polynesia's international connectivity. An additional domestic submarine cable will connect remote islands by the end of 2022.

French Polynesia is also a hub for satellite communications in the region, based on it hosting one of the uplink systems of the Galileo satellite network.

With improved international connectivity, fixed broadband penetration has become amongst the highest in the region. A considerable number of consumers access FttP-based services. With the first data centre in French Polynesia on the cards, the quality and price of broadband services is expected to improve as content will be able to be cached locally, reducing costs for consumers.

About 43% of the country's mobile connections are on 3G networks, while LTE accounts for 12%. By 2025, LTE is expected to account for more than half of all connections. It is also estimated that 77% of mobile subscribers will have smart phones by 2025.

Key developments:

  • Covid-19 Delta variant devastates French Polynesia's health system and leads to country-wide lockdowns and curfews through September.
  • Kacific-1 satellite and Manatua cable increase international bandwidth.
  • Natitua Sud domestic submarine cable connects Tahiti to Tubuai and Rurutu.
  • TNT searches for a commercial partner to construct a 12MWp solar farm project to host the country's first data centre.
  • Fixed broadband penetration approaches 22%.
  • This quarterly update includes the regulator's market data to December 2020, telcos' financial and operating data to H1 2021, and recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT), Intelsat, Kacific Broadband Satellites Group, Tahiti Nui Telecommunications, Galileo, Gilat Satellite Networks, Vini, Honotua Cable, Vodafone Polynesia, Avaroa Cable (ACL), Telecom Niue (TNL) and Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC), SES Networks.

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Table of Contents

Key statistics

Country overview

Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

Mobile market

  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • GSM
  • Mobile broadband

Fixed-line broadband market

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure
    • Submarine
    • Satellite

Fixed network market

  • Major Network Operators
    • OPT
    • Tahiti Nui Telecom

Appendix - Historic data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top level country statistics and telecoms authorities - French Polynesia - 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 - Evolution of GDP in French Polynesia - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 3 - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 4 - SMS sent - 2012 - 2018
  • Table 5 - Percentage of mobile connections by technology - 2018; 2025
  • Table 6 - Percentage of mobile coverage by technology - 2011 - 2018
  • Table 7 - Mobile broadband subscribers and user penetration rate - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 8 - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 9 - Fixed broadband subscribers by technology - 2012 - 2018
  • Table 10 - Fixed broadband subscribers by data speed - 2012 - 2018
  • Table 11 - International internet bandwidth - 2011 - 2018
  • Table 12 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 13 - Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2003 - 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 2 - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 3 - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 4 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2026

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Major submarine cable with landing points in French Polynesia