Communications in the Marshall Islands

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This article is about communications systems in the Marshall Islands.

In 2010, the Majuro and Kwajalein Atoll were connected to the Internet using the HANTRU-1 undersea cable to provide high-speed bandwidth. Faster Internet service was rolled out to Majuro and Ebeye on April 1, 2010.[1]

The majority of communication is under the responsibility of Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority.


Newspapers - Marshall Islands Journal: tabloid The Marshall Islands Journal is a dual language, once a week publication. It is the newspaper of record for the Marshall Islands.


Telephones - main lines in use: 3,000 (1994)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 280 (1994)

Telephone system: telex services
domestic: Majuro Atoll and Ebeye and Kwajalein islands have regular, seven-digit, direct-dial telephones; other islands interconnected by shortwave radio, telephone (used mostly for government purposes)
international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean); US Government satellite communications system on Kwajalein


Radio broadcast stations: AM 3, FM 4, shortwave 0 (1998)

Stations included are:


Television broadcast stations: 3 (of which two are US military stations) (1997) (stations are: MBC-TV, CPN (AFN) - Central Pacific Network (Channel 1) - CPN (AFN) - Central Pacific Network (Channel 2))


Internet Service Providers: 1[2]

Top level domain: The TLD of the Marshall Islands is .mh. However, it's registrar has been defunct. Nearly no websites are currently registered in domain, as it never gained popularity.


  1. ^ GIFF JOHNSON (March 5, 2010). "NTA cuts internet rates". The Marshall Islands Journal. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
  2. ^ Aenet Rowa (July 20, 2003). "Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority Gets Its Own Internet Link-Up". Yokwe Online. Retrieved 2010-07-27.