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Samoa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 64 Pages
  • May 2022
  • Region: Samoa
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 3788985

Samoa Has Over 100% Mobile Penetration

Government of Samoa continues investments in digital infrastcructure


The lack of sufficient international connectivity remains a key hindrance to the improvement of telecom services in island nations like Samoa. However, the development of digital infrastructure such as the Tui-Samoa submarine cable, which was ready for service in mid-2020, as well as the Samoa National Broadband Highway are helping to increase internet speeds and reduce broadband prices in the country.

The Asian Development Bank estimated that Samoa had a bandwidth demand of 420Mb/s in 2015, but projected that this would rise to bandwidth demand of 6Gb/s in 2022 and 30Gb/s by 2028. To that end, the government of Samoa is continuing its investments to bring high-speed telecoms services to the country.

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology was allocated $8.8 million in the 2021/2022 Budget. This includes provision for projects including the Samoa National Broadband Highway co-location as well as the government's investment in the Samoa Connectivity Project which involves the connection, via submarine cable, of Samoa to the Southern Cross Cable Network in Fiji.

Table of Contents

Key statistics
  • Country overview
  • Telecommunications market
  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis
  • Financial budgets
Regulatory environment
  • Historic overview
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
  • Privatisation of SamoaTel
  • Spectrum management
  • Access
Mobile market
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile Content and Applications
Fixed-line broadband market
  • Digital economy
  • E-Learning
  • Smart infrastructure
Fixed network operator
  • Vodafone Samoa (formerly BlueSky)
Telecommunications infrastructure
  • National telecom network
  • International infrastructure
Appendix Historic data
  • Glossary of abbreviations
  • Related reports
List of Tables
  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Samoa 2022 (e)
  • Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Samoa 2012 2022
  • Table 3 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 4 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscriptions and penetration 2013 2027
  • Table 5 Internet users and user penetration rate 2012 2020
  • Table 6 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 7 Bluesky group's financial data (FJ$ million) 2018 2021
  • Table 8 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 9 International internet bandwidth 2010 2017
  • Table 10 Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate 2008 2011

    List of Charts
  • Chart 1 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 2 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscriptions and penetration 2013 2027
  • Chart 3 Internet users and user penetration rate 2012 2020
  • Chart 4 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 5 Bluesky group's financial data 2018 2021
  • Chart 6 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Chart 7 International internet bandwidth 2010 2017
  • Chart 8 Current mobile subscriber and mobile broadband penetration rates in countries to benefit from the Kacific-1 satellite

    List of Exhibits
  • Exhibit 1 The start of the internet in Samoa
  • Exhibit 2 Regulations guiding international telecom connectivity in Samoa
  • Exhibit 3 Major submarine cables with landing points in Samoa 2020