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Fiji - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Fiji - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
  • SKU: PB-RK-111 | Pages: 37 | Published: Jun-17
  • Published by: Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

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Details: Executive summary
Demand for data services grows steadily in FijiFiji hosts a relatively sophisticated communications infrastructure with the highest mobile and Internet penetration in the Pacific islands. It also has one of the strongest economies in the region with mining an important component of Fijis economy. Fijis telecoms market has become increasingly more competitive as a result of deregulation and an increasing penetration of mobile services.
Fijis fixed Internet connectivity is improving due to both its existing international link to Australia and the US via the Southern Cross Cable Network as well as the regional submarine linking Fiji to Samoa, which is under development.
Fiji is in a cyclone prone area and in 2016 it was hit by both Cyclone Winston as well as Cyclone Zena. These natural disasters destroyed infrastructure including electricity and telecoms equipment. Going forward, there have been calls for a more strategic approach to planning and managing Fijis infrastructure.
Mobile communications availability covers the majority of the Fiji population with more than 100% SIM penetration occurring. Around 95% of consumers use the prepaid option. Pricing reductions in data and hardware together with an increase in bandwidth availability have seen mobile broadband penetration increase dramatically over the last couple of years.
Demand for data has also become so strong that Vodafone Fiji, a leading mobile services provider in Fiji, has begun deploying WiFi hotspots which can be used to offload 3G and 4G traffic. In late 2016 Digicel Fiji launched the first triple-play offering in Fiji, comprising Internet, Pay TV and Voice services.
Table 1 - Key telecom parameters - 2013; 2016
Sector20132016
Subscribers to telecoms services (million): (e)
Fixed Broadband users0.0110.014
Fixed-line telephony0.0700.060
Mobile phone0.8911.060
Key developments:
FINTEL was selected as the landing party for the Tui-Samoa cable which will connect Fiji to Samoa.
Vodafone Fiji increased its revenues by 18% in 2016.
Digicel Fiji expanded into pay TV services with the acquisition of Sky Pacific and subsequent 12-year exclusive Pay TV broadcasting license.
Fiji is taking climate change very seriously and in February 2016 became the first country in the world to formally ratify the UN climate deal which involves 195 countries.
As part of the deal Fiji has agreed to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 as well as reduce overall energy emissions by 30%.
Communications Fiji Limited (CFL) sold it minority shareholding (12.5%) in Unwired Fiji to Digicel in June 2017. Companies covered in this report include:Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH), Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL), Fiji International Telecommunications Limited (FINTEL), Pacific Emerging Technologies (PET), Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN), Vodafone Fiji Limited (VFL), Digicel Fiji, Inkk Mobile, Unwired Fiji, Fintel Internet Services (Kidanet).


Table of Contents:


1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market overview
3.2 Market analysis
3.2.1 Impact of Cyclone Winston
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Historic overview
4.2 Regulatory authorities
4.3 The Radisson Accord and Deeds of Settlement
4.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in Fiji
4.5 Compulsory Registration of Customers for Telephone Services Decree 2010
5. Competition issues
5.1 Telecommunication services price regulation
5.1.1 Background
5.1.2 Network termination rates
5.1.3 Telecommunications Levy
6. Fixed network operators
6.1.1 Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Ltd (ATH)
6.2 Telecom Fiji (TFL)
6.2.1 Fiji International Telecommunications Ltd (Fintel)
6.2.2 Pacific Emerging Technologies (PET)
6.3 Internet Service Providers
6.3.1 Overview of the ISP market
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.1.1 Overview
7.1.2 Fixed line statistics
7.1.3 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
7.2 International infrastructure
7.2.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.3 Next Generation Network (NGN)
7.4 International infrastructure (satellite, submarine)
7.4.1 Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN)
7.4.2 Fiji to Tonga connected
7.4.3 Fiji to Vanuatu connected - ICN1
7.4.4 Tui-Samoa cable
7.4.5 Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs)
7.4.6 Planned satellite expansion
7.5 Specific IT developments (data centres, cloud computing)
8. Smart infrastructure
8.1 Smart grids/renewable energy
9. Fixed broadband
9.1 Broadband statistics
9.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
10. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
10.1 Introduction
10.1.1 National broadband policy
10.1.2 Fiji Internet Exchange (FIX) and Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
10.1.3 Tele-centre project - to bridge the digital divide
11. Other fixed broadband services
11.1 Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
11.1.1 WiFi
11.1.2 WiMAX
12. Digital economy
12.1 E-commerce
12.2 E-banking
12.3 E-government
12.4 E-health
12.5 E-education
13. Digital media
13.1 Introduction
13.2 VoIP
13.3 Music
13.4 Online gaming and gambling
13.5 Newspaper publishers
14. Mobile communications
14.1 Market analysis
14.2 Mobile statistics
14.2.1 General statistics
14.2.2 Mobile broadband statistics
14.3 Regulatory issues
14.4 Overview (general laws and regulations)
14.4.1 Opt-in for mobile messaging.
14.4.2 Third generation (3G) mobile
14.4.3 Interconnect
14.4.4 Spectrum
14.4.5 MTRs
14.4.6 MNP
14.4.7 Network sharing
14.5 Mobile infrastructure
15. Major mobile operators
15.1 Operators
15.1.1 Vodafone Fiji (VFL)
15.1.2 Digicel Fiji
15.2 MVNOs
16. Mobile content and applications
16.1 m-banking (payments/loans)
16.2 m-TV
17. Mobile handsets
18. Related reports
Table 1 - Key telecom parameters - 2013; 2016
Table 2 - Country statistics - Fiji - 2016
Table 3 - Telephone network statistics - 2016
Table 4 - Broadband statistics - 2016
Table 5 - Mobile statistics - 2016
Table 6 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 - Evolution of GDP and inflation in Fiji - 2011 - 2016
Table 8 - ATH Group and Holding Company - revenue and operating profit - 2015; 2016
Table 9 - Telecom Fiji - key financials - 2015, 2016
Table 10 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2006 - 2016
Table 11 - Internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2015
Table 12 - Internet users and internet penetration rate - 2005 - 2016
Table 13 - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2004 - 2016
Table 14 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate - 2005 - 2016
Table 15 - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2008 - 2016
Table 16 - Vodafone Fiji Limited revenue - 2011; 2013; 2015
Table 17 - Estimated Vodafone Fiji Limited ARPU - 2008 - 2014
Table 18 - Vodafone Fiji Limited mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2016
Exhibit 1 - Regulatory and telecoms background - a brief overview - 1895 - 2007
Exhibit 2 - Subscriber details are required for phone registration
Exhibit 3 - An overview of University of the South Pacific, AARNet and Japan-Pacific ICT
Exhibit 4 - Background information on the rise and fall of fixed-line market in Fiji
Exhibit 5 - The award of the second mobile licence
Exhibit 6 - An overview of mobile money in Fiji
Exhibit 7 - A brief overview of the M-PAiSA system