Tuvalu Communications - 2023


Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 2,000 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2021 est.)

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Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 9,000 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 80 (2021 est.)

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Telecommunication systems

general assessment: provides fixed-line telephone communications to subscribers on each of the islands of Tuvalu; each island relies on the use of a satellite dish for inter-island telephone communication, internet access, and mobile phone services (2023)

domestic: fixed-line teledensity is 18 per 100 and mobile-cellular is 80 per 100 (2021)

international: country code - 688; international calls can be made by satellite

Broadcast media

no TV stations; many households use satellite dishes to watch foreign TV stations; 1 government-owned radio station, Radio Tuvalu, includes relays of programming from international broadcasters (2019)

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Internet users

total: 7,920 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 49% (2021 est.)

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Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 450 (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (2017 est.)

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NOTE: The information regarding Tuvalu on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tuvalu 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tuvalu 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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