Telecommunications in Tuvalu
This article is about the ways people in Tuvalu can communicate with one another. Tuvalu is made up of 9 atolls. Each island in Tuvalu relies on a satellite dish for communication and internet access.
The Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TCC), a state-owned enterprise, provides fixed line telephone communications to subscribers on each island, mobile phone services on Funafuti, Vaitupu and Nukulaeale,and is a distributor of Fiji Television service (Sky Pacific satellite television service). The available bandwidth is only 512 kbit/s uplink, and 1.5 Mbit/s downlink. Throughout Tuvalu are more than 900 subscribers who want to use the satellite service, with demand slowing down the speed of the entire system.
Telephones - main lines in use: 900 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 1300 (2005)
domestic: radiotelephone communications between islands
international: country code - 688; international calls can be made by satellite
Radios: 4,000 (1997)
Television broadcast stations: 0 (1997)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1 (1999)
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