Solomon Islands Profile
Solomon Islands in the
History, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.
Solomon Islands in the CIA
Information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational
BBC Solomon Islands
Up to date resume about leaders,
history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.
Solomon Islands Government
Department of Commerce, Industries and Employment.
The Solomon Islands Telekom portal, with useful information.
Solomon Islands Telecommunications
Solomon Island Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband, Market
Overview and Statistics Report
Communications has always been difficult in the Solomon Islands, but with the
country in a state of civil war since mid-2000, many telecommunications facilities
were totally destroyed and consequently all developments of telecom facilities were
placed on hold. By early 2006, restoration of telecommunications was progressing
slowly, hampered by inadequate funding. All telecom services are provided by
Solomon Telekom, which had a monopoly status until mid-2003.
Teledensity has fallen from its peak of almost 2% in 1999 to 1.4% in 2005.
However, a new Internet-based rural communications system, PFnet, is helping to
bridge the digital divide. In July 2006 the government was planning a review of
Solomon Telecom's monopoly status. In January 2007 the Solomon Island's incumbent
telco, Solomon Telekom, reacted to recent moves made by the government to open up
the telecommunications market to competition. See summary and table of