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Telecommunications in French Polynesia

This article is about communications systems in French Polynesia.

The Honotua fiber optic cable will connect Tahiti to Hawaii in 2010.[1] Honotua will increase the speed of transferring digital information from the current maximum Internet speed of 500 megabits per second to more than 20 gigabits per second.[2] The cable will also connect to Moorea and the Leeward Islands of Huahine, Raiatea and Bora Bora.

Telephone

Main lines in use: 32,000 (1995)

Mobile cellular: 4,000 (1995)

Telephone system:
domestic: NA
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean)

Radio

Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 14, shortwave 2 (1998)

Radios: 128,000 (1997)

Television

Television broadcast stations: 7 (plus 17 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Televisions: 40,000 (1997)

Internet

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): OPT (national operator),

Country code (Top level domain): PF

ITU Prefix: F

Amateur radio prefix (Designated by France): FO

Notes

  1. ^ TAHITI TO ACCESS BROADBAND INTERNET IN SEPTEMBER - June 29, 2010
  2. ^ CABLE TO CONNECT TAHITI, HAWAII - September 21, 2009


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