Our Telekom Customer Story
Location: Solomon Islands
Area: 28,400 km2
GDP per Capita: $1,200
Internet Penetration Rate: 4.7%
Internet Users: 26,907
Mobile Subscribers: 64.5%
Our Telekom has been engaged in the development of telecommunication services in the Solomon Islands and has the majority of the telecommunications market in Solomon Islands.
The Solomon Islands is the fifth largest nation in the Oceania region, with over 1000 Islands and an extremely dispersed population. Since its founding in 1988, Our Telekom has been instrumental in the development of telecommunications services in the Solomon Islands.
Our Telekom is currently rolling out ADSL and embarking on 3G implementation to the main Islands. Our Telecom aims to increase international bandwidth and improve network performance nationwide. Demand for data is increasing quickly, in fact, so far this year Our Telekom has already upgraded their bandwidth by almost 60% to meet the high demand from this key customer segment. Our Telekom attributes the increasing demand for internet services to the much improved customer experience O3b has provided, especially in the capital city of Honiara. The O3b satellite network enables Our Telekom to dramatically increase bandwidth and improve the speed and quality of service for customers initially in the region, with planning underway for future service to the Outer Islands.