Communication Statistics

The data is collected from our FSM Telecommunications Corporations on an annual basis. The FSM National Government is included in Pohnpei.   A Number of cell-phone/mobile phones sold while telephone, internet and fax show number of subscribers.

Subscribers by Communication Services

wdt_ID Services 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1 Telephone 11,294 7,436 8,095 8,243 7,280 7,124 7,433 5,919 6,253 6,745 3,808 4,065
2 Telephone Government 1,800 686 1,035 1,044 1,158 1,325 1,223 898 912 932 738 749
3 Telephone Business 2,723 1,725 2,063 2,077 1,686 1,731 1,697 1,880 1,957 2,044 1,436 1,535
4 Telephone Residence 6,771 5,025 4,997 5,122 4,436 4,068 4,513 3,141 3,384 3,769 1,634 1,781
5 Internet 861 862 734 1,557 1,944 2,889 2,440 2,163 2,640 3,579 219 242
6 Internet Government 317 340 233 346 702 391 482 180 288 307 142 165
7 Internet Business 242 324 187 300 449 516 564 897 960 1,057 516 651
8 Internet Residence 302 198 314 911 793 1,982 1,394 1,086 1,392 2,213 1,993 2,947
9 Fax 438 434 426 421 358 367 352 292 292 292 186 157
10 Fax Government 169 170 158 155 144 155 145 111 111 111 77 77

Source: FSM Telecommunications Corporation

Number of Cell Phones Purchased By State

wdt_ID State 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
2 Pohnpei 10,804 10,046 10,296 10,382 13,277 11,932 12,448 3,685 3,478 3,552 9,051 9,122
3 Chuuk 5,999 4,895 5,273 5,389 9,053 9,269 9,331 6,591 7,159 7,806 6,848 7,611
4 Yap 4,343 5,346 6,333 7,210 1,050 889 1,225 7,722 8,542 10,596 3,311 4,122
5 Kosrae 1,875 1,587 1,702 1,721 1,634 1,499 1,248 773 810 783 778 564

Source:  FSM Telecommunications Corporation

Notes: 1 FSM National Government is included in Pohnpei. 
             2 A number of cellphone/mobile phones sold while telephone, internet and fax show number of subscribers. 
             3 A cell phone was first introduced to Pohnpei State in 2000 and then the other States 2 to 3 years thereafter.

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