Nauru Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 1,900

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (July 2016 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 9,212

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 94.58 (2019 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: adequate local and international radiotelephone communication provided via Australian facilities; geography is a challenge for the islands; there is a need to service the tourism sector and the South Pacific Islands economy; mobile technology is booming (2018)

domestic: fixed-line 14 per 100 and mobile-cellular 95 per 100 (2019)

international: country code - 674; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean)

note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally; since 2020, some aspects of the telecom sector have experienced downturn, particularly in mobile device production; many network operators delayed upgrades to infrastructure; progress towards 5G implementation was postponed or slowed in some countries; consumer spending on telecom services and devices was affected by large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes; the crucial nature of telecom services as a tool for work and school from home became evident, and received some support from governments

Broadcast media

1 government-owned TV station broadcasting programs from New Zealand sent via satellite or on videotape; 1 government-owned radio station, broadcasting on AM and FM, utilizes Australian and British programs (2019)

Internet country code


Internet users

total: 5,524

percent of population: 57% (July 2018 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Nauru on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nauru 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nauru 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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