Market Research Report
New Caledonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
|New Caledonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses|
Published: May 12, 2022
Content info: 57 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
New Caledonia Developing Its Digital Economy
ICT is increasingly being viewed by the government of New Caledonia as a key driver for the country's economic growth as well as greater efficiency in public service delivery. The Strategic Plan for Digital Economy has been in operation since 2013, following an initial investment of CFP8 billion to fund 33 action plans aimed at promoting the universalisation of telecom services and ICTs to improve economic planning and development. By 2019, the ICT segment accounted for 2.6% of New Caledonia's GDP.
More recently, in August 2020, a Digital Steering Committee was created to focus on the country's digital transformation agenda. The committee's first meeting centred on the digitisation of public administration services and the creation of the 'Totem Place' project which aims to link the players in the country's technology sector.
The launch of subsea cable and satellite infrastructure has provided a much-needed boost for connectivity in recent years. Communication services have been expanded into New Caledonia's rural areas. Mobile coverage has increased, while more innovative internet offerings and broadband products have become available, and fibre cables are being deployed. This is enabling more of the population to benefit from opportunities offered by the internet and digital economy such as e-commerce, e-health and e-government services.