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Telecommunication in Tonga

Compared to the United States, Tonga is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +676, there were a total of 69,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 62,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.59 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 5,367 webhosts, Tonga is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, fifty-nine million 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% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Tonga from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Tonga 2002 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerTonga is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 41% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 5% 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 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Tonga
Broadband users5,000.004.73 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines7,000.006.62 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars62,000.0058.66 %351.48 m106.03 %

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