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Northern Mariana Islands Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 20,000 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 40 (2021 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 20,474 (2004 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 28 (2004)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: digital fiber-optic cables and satellites connect the islands to worldwide networks; demand for broadband growing given that mobile services are the source for Internet across region; future launch of 5G (2020)

domestic: fixed-line teledensity is 40 per 100 persons; mobile cellular subscriptions are 28 per 100 (2021)

international: country code - 1-670; landing points for the Atisa and Mariana-Guam submarine cables linking Mariana islands to Guam; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2019)

Broadcast media

1 TV broadcast station on Saipan; multi-channel cable TV services are available on Saipan; 9 licensed radio broadcast stations (2009)

Internet country code


Internet users

total: 12,299 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 25.1% (2021 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Northern Mariana 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 Northern Mariana Islands 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Northern Mariana Islands 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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