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Communications in Niue

Communications in Niue include postal, telephone, internet, press and radio.

Postal

Postal services are through the Niue Post Office.

Telecommunications services

Telephone service is provided by Telecom Niue, the sole provider, which services 1,100 landlines and fixed wireless lines. It also operates a cellular telephone service on the AMPS and GSM platforms.

Telephones - main lines in use: 1,100 (800 land line, 300 fixed wireless) (2003)

Telephones - mobile cellular: undisclosed (excludes 300 fixed wireless) (2003)

Telephones - GSM mobile cellular: undisclosed (2011)

Telephone system:
domestic: single-line telephone system connects all villages on island
international: provided by Telecom Niue (IDD code: 683)

Radio

Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)

Radios: 1,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (1997)

Televisions: NA

Newspapers

Niue has only one printed newspaper, the Niue Star, founded in 1993.[1]

Internet service

Niue has free Internet service through the efforts of the Internet Users Society Niue, established 1999. However users need to pay NZD$25 to a local IT company to register the MAC address of their WiFi card before being able to log in to this WiFi network.

Alternatively, where ADSL is available, users can have connections through Telecom Niue's Internet Services located at Alofi through their island-wide distributed wireline.

.nu Internet domain

The .nu TLD is assigned to Niue.

Niue, through an outside company, registers Internet domain names, so most .nu Web addresses are not actually located in Niue. They are commonly used by Danish, Dutch and Swedish websites, because in those languages 'nu' means “now”.

Niue was the first country in the world to plan on offering free nationwide WiFi Internet access, using the funds provided by the domain registrations. 95% of Niueans now have Internet access at home, work or through the schools, making it the country with the highest per capita Internet penetration in the world.

References

  1. ^ "Death and crime not major focus for Niue Star newspaper", Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 September 2008

External links

  • CIA World Factbook 2007: Niue
  • Internet Users Society Niue
  • Niue Computer Society (Inc.)
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