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Telecommunication in French Polynesia

Compared to the United States, French Polynesia has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +689, there were a total of 430,969 connections in 2021. Among them were 322,918 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 37,949 webhosts, French Polynesia is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 345 of these, or about 1 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in French Polynesia from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in French Polynesia 2001 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerFrench Polynesia is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 73 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 20 percent have their own fast internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

Distribution in 2021French Polynesia
French Polynesia
Broadband users59,319.0019.51 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines108,051.0035.54 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars322,918.00106.21 %361.62 m108.96 %

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