Telecommunication in TongaCompared 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 connectionsThe 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 - 2020Tonga 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 2020||Tonga|
|Broadband users||5,000.00||4.73 %||121.18 m||36.55 %|
|Landlines||7,000.00||6.62 %||101.53 m||30.63 %|
|Mobile cellulars||62,000.00||58.66 %||351.48 m||106.03 %|