Stat of the week: Nearly everyone in Tonga is covered by at least a 3G mobile network

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Nearly everyone in Tonga is covered by at least a 3G mobile network (99% in 2019). This is a great improvement on the estimated 15% coverage in 2013.

Information and communications technology can alleviate the challenges of distance and isolation, especially during the current pandemic.

 

SDG 9.c.1 Population covered by at least a 3G mobile network (in %)

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Pacific Island Countries and territories2013201420152016201720182019
American Samoa92.67
Cook Islands20.2429.7440.0855
Fiji303068.35969694
Micronesia (Federated States of)n/c151515
Guam72.2278.4885.2892.67
Kiribati1522.361949666771
New Caledonia49.4465.6597.4
French Polynesia808085858588.5
Papua New Guinea606060.964.35
Palau8888
Solomon Islands37.6349.9919192545
Tonga1545.337095959699
Tuvalu192048
Vanuatu24.424.451806970
Wallis and Futuna1014.38
Samoa53.2375.088684.591
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