Telecommunications in Nauru

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Nauru has one government-owned radio station and two television stations. One station is government-owned and mainly rebroadcasts CNN and the other is a private sports network. The island's Internet service is provided by CenPacNet.


Telephones - main lines in use: 2,000 (1994)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 450 (1994)

Telephone system: adequate local and international radiotelephone communications provided via Australian facilities
domestic: NA
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean)

Radio and television[edit]

Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998) The AM signal went off the air years ago, the government owned radio station is "FM105"

Radios: 7,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (1997)

Televisions: 500 (1997)


Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1 (CenpacNet)

Country code (Top level domain): .nr

Internet censorship[edit]

In 2015, the Nauruan government blocked websites including Facebook as part of a crackdown on Internet pornography, especially child pornography. Opposition MP Matthew Batsiua has said that the Facebook ban is actually intended to stifle criticism of the government.[1][2] The ban has now been lifted as of 2018.[3]


  1. ^ "Nauru's ban on Facebook angers opposition and refugee advocates". 1 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ Doré, Louis (7 May 2015). "Facebook has been banned by the government in the Republic of Nauru". Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Nauru Government Removes Temporary Restriction To Facebook".