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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
13,700 (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
115.1 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
29,900 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
251.2 (2005)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: competition between Tonga Telecommunications Corporation (TCC) and Shoreline Communications Tonga (SCT) is accelerating expansion of telecommunications; SCT recently granted authority to develop high-speed digital service for telephone, Internet, and television
domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 40 telephones per 100 persons; fully automatic switched network
international: country code - 676; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2004)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 1 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
3 (2004)
Internet country code
Definition
.to
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
18,653 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
156.7 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
3,100 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
26 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
6 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 5
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 680 km
paved: 184 km
unpaved: 496 km (2000)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 12 ships (1000 GRT or over) 50,131 GRT/56,589 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 1, cargo 7, carrier 1, liquefied gas 1, passenger/cargo 1, refrigerated cargo 1
foreign-owned: 4 (Australia 1, Cyprus 1, Switzerland 1, UK 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Nuku'alofa


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