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Papau New Guinea
Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports

Internet Usage Statistics:
625,874 Internet users as of Nov. 15, 2015;
9.4% of the population, according to IWS.

Papau New Guinea - officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea (the western portion of the island is a part of the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua) and numerous offshore islands. It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in a region defined since the early 19th century as Melanesia. The capital is Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries on Earth. According to recent data, 841 different languages are listed for the country, although 11 of these have no known living speakers. There may be at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of about 6.2 million. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 percent of its people live in urban centres.

The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior of Papua New Guinea. Strong growth in the mining and resource sector has led to PNG becoming the seventh fastest-growing economy in the world as of 2011.

Despite this, the majority of the population still live in traditional societies and practice subsistence-based agriculture. These societies and clans have some explicit acknowledgement within the nation's constitutional framework. The PNG Constitution expresses the wish for "traditional villages and communities to remain as viable units of Papua New Guinean society", and for active steps to be taken in their preservation.

Many people live in extreme poverty, with about one third of the population living on less than US$1.25 per day. After being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia in 1975. It remains a Commonwealth realm of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, who is Queen of Papua New Guinea.

Latest Population Estimate:
6,672,429 population for 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita (PPP) estimate is US$ 2,043 for 2014.

Papau New Guinea Size (Land Area):
Total size is 462,840 sq km - Population Density is 15 persons per sq km.

Time and Weather in Papau New Guinea: Weather in Port Moresby

Travel to Papau New Guinea: Tourism in Papau New Guinea.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




2.8 %

US$ 2,861





2.0 %

US$ 1,480





9.4 %

US$ 2,043


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Search Engines and Directories:

Papua New Guinea Search Engines

Papau New Guinea in the Open Directory


Papau New Guinea Profile

Papau New Guinea in the Wikipedia
History, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Papau New Guinea in the World Factbook
Information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Papau New Guinea Profile
Up to date resume about leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Fiji Government Online Portal
The President and the Government, Embassies, News, Links.

Papau New Guinea Telecom Limited
The Papau New Guinea Telecommunications portal, with useful information.

Papau New Guinea Telecommunications Reports

Papau New Guinea Telecoms Mobile Overview and Broadband Report
Even though Papua New Guinea has a relatively advanced telecom network compared with many other developing nations, tele-density and fixed-internet penetration remains very low as nearly 90% of the population live outside the major cities.
See summary and table of contents

Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Papau New Guinea

November 2015 Review

The e-Commerce is not very developed at the present moment in Papau New Guinea.

Keep tuned to the Telecommunications Industry Reports. New statistics, figures and updates become available all the time.

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