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Samoa’s mobile broadband internet users grow sharply

Samoa has experienced a sharp increase in Internet users in recent years – while in contrast fixed lines have declined. Internet user penetration has reached over 30% and the majority of users are accessing services via mobile broadband. Between 2015 … Continue reading

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International interest in telecoms infrastructure in the South Pacific has been ignited

The geography of the South Pacific region has made internet connectivity a serious problem for many of the remote islands. Submarine fibre-optic networks are expensive to build and maintain, with capital costs prohibitive for the smaller island communities. Some countries … Continue reading

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Progress towards addressing capacity issues in Samoa

The geography of the Pacific region has made internet connectivity a serious problem for the many islands dispersed over vast oceanic spaces. Submarine fibre-optic networks are expensive to build and maintain, with capital costs that are prohibitive for the smaller … Continue reading

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International connectivity crucial for Samoa’s future

Two companies compete in Samoa’s mobile market: BlueSky Samoa and Digicel Samoa. This has resulted in a dynamic, competitive mobile sector, with one of the highest rates of mobile phone coverage in the Pacific region. Since mobile networks were upgraded … Continue reading

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Mobile internet helps to bridge the digital gap in Samoa

Background Samoa has been one of the first Pacific Island countries to establish a regulatory infrastructure and liberalise its telecom market. Mobile telephony, internet provision, and international gateway services are all conducted in a competitive environment. However, BlueSky Samoa – … Continue reading

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