Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation

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Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Tuvalu
Headquarters Funafuti
Employees 47 (2009)
Agency executive
  • Simeti Lopati, General Manager[1]
Parent agency Minister for Communications and Transport
Offices of the Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation

Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC) is a state-owned enterprise of Tuvalu, which provides fixed line telephone communications to subscribers on each of the islands of Tuvalu. Each island in Tuvalu relies on TCC for the use of a satellite dish for inter-island telephone communication and internet access. TTC also provides mobile phone services on Funafuti, Vaitupu and Nukulaelae. TTC is the sole provider of Telecommunications in Tuvalu. TCC is established by the Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation Act 1993.

Satellite broadband services[edit]

TTC currently operates satellite internet services with less than 20 Mbit/s of capacity. In June 2014 TTC signed a five-year agreement with Kacific Broadband Satellites for the supply of provide high speed bandwidth to the islands of Tuvalu.[1] The service will be provided by the Kacific-1 satellite - Ka band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) - that is due to be launched in late 2016 or early 2017. Kacific will provide TTC with increasing levels of capacity over the 5-year period, starting with 80Mbit/s and up to 150 Mbit/s after four years. TTC can take extra capacity - up to 225 Mbit/s.[1]

Satellite pay television services[edit]

TTC is a distributor of Fiji Television service (Sky Pacific satellite television service).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tuvalu Telecommunications signs broadband deal with Kacific". Voxy.com.nz. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Andrew McIntyre; Brian Bell & Solofa Uota (February 2012). ""Fakafoou – To Make New": Tuvalu Infrastructure Strategy and Investment Plan" (PDF). Government of Tuvalu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html.