Telecommunication in Tonga

Compared to the European Union, Tonga is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +676, there were a total of 122,635 connections in 2017. Among them were 107,938 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Tonga is back. Around 41% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 3% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 5,367 webhosts, Tonga 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 Tonga 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Tonga 2002 - 2017




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2017




Mobile phones in Tonga 1990 - 2017




Spreading in 2017 Tonga
Total
Tonga
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 42,072.88 41.25 % 413.04 m 80.64 %
Broadband users 3,000.00 2.94 % 175.69 m 34.30 %
Landlines 14,697.00 14.41 % 209.74 m 40.95 %
Mobile cellulars 107,938.00 105.82 % 628.26 m 122.66 %