Telecommunications in Kiribati

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Kiribati has two international airports (Tarawa and Kiritimati). The main port is Betio (Tarawa). Phones are available only on Tarawa and Kiritimati and radio phones are used elsewhere. Kiribati has 2 newspapers (one private).


Telephones - main lines in use: 3,800 (1999)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 20,000 (2G 10,00) (3G/4G 10,000).

Telephone system:
domestic: NA
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean)
note: Kiribati is being linked to the Pacific Ocean Cooperative Telecommunications Network, which should improve telephone service

Radio and television[edit]

Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 1 (2002) note: the shortwave station may be inactive

Radios: 17,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (not reported to be active) (2002)

Televisions: 1,000 (1997)


Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 5 Satellite Only (2017)

Internet users: 15,947 (2017)

Country code (Top-level domain): KI

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