Telecommunications in Kiribati

Telecommunications in Kiribati

Kiribati has two international airports (Tarawa and Kiritimati). The main port is Betio (Tarawa). Phones are available only on Tarawa and Kiritimati and radio phones are used elsewhere. Kiribati has 2 newspapers (one private).

Telephones - main lines in use: 3,800 (1999)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 0 (1995) (But appears to be available [1])

Telephone system:
domestic: NA
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean)
note: Kiribati is being linked to the Pacific Ocean Cooperative Telecommunications Network, which should improve telephone service

Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 1 (2002) note: the shortwave station may be inactive

Radios: 17,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (not reported to be active) (2002)

Televisions: 1,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1 (2002)

Internet users: 2,000 (2000)

Country code (Top-level domain): KI

See also