Telecommunication in French Polynesia

Compared to the European Union, French Polynesia has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +689, there were a total of 347,962 connections in 2018. Among them were 287,839 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.0 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, French Polynesia is back. Around 73% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 21% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 37,949 webhosts, French Polynesia is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in French Polynesia 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in French Polynesia 2001 - 2017




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2017




Mobile phones in French Polynesia 1990 - 2017