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Falkland Islands Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 2,000 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 53 (2021 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 6,000 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 160 (2021 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: the replacement of the rural internet and phone system was delayed due to COVID; upgrades started at the end of 2019, this included the replacement of all Multi Service Access Nodes (MSANs), the technology used to connect larger settlements; in early 2020 a new system to replace the WiMAX system (the technology used to connect smaller settlements and households) had been delayed as well due to COVID-19; once the equipment is received it will be installed in the largest base stations on East Falklands: Malo, Bombilla, and Mt Pleasant peak

“We also have MSAN equipment and radio links due to arrive towards the end of this month, and these and will be installed at Chartres, New Island, Sea Lion Island, Onion Range, Sand Bay, and Mare Harbour enabling us to migrate additional customers from the existing WiMAX network and also releasing equipment for spares.” (2020)

domestic: fixed-line subscriptions approximately 53 per 100, 160 per 100 for mobile-cellular (2021)

international: country code - 500; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) with links through London to other countries (2015)

Broadcast media

TV service provided by a multi-channel service provider; radio services provided by the public broadcaster, Falkland Islands Radio Service, broadcasting on both AM and FM frequencies, and by the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) (2007)

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Internet users

total: 3,762 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 99% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 1,000 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33 (2020 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Falkland Islands on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Falkland Islands 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Falkland Islands 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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