Telecommunications in the Falkland Islands


Telecommunications in the Falkland Islands

Telephones - main lines in use: NA

Telephones - mobile cellular: Cable & Wireless launched "Touch" a GSM 900 mobile service during December 2005. Roaming became partially available in April 2007 depending on providers.

Telephone system:
domestic: Telephone penetration by household is 100%. Services in Stanley are delivered via fibre optic and copper; in the remainder of the Islands the service is delivered via wireless technology
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) with links through the United Kingdom to other countries

IDD Code 500

Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 7, shortwave 0

The Falkland Islands Radio Service (FIRS) operates a radio network in conjunction with the BBC World Service, while the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) operates two networks of its own. KTV Ltd. also operate two relay stations, KTV Radio Nova (a rebroadcast of BBC World Service) and KTV Radio Nova Saint FM (a rebroadcast of Saint FM).

Radios: 1,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 2

1 operated by the BFBS live since 1997, which carries a compilation of the United Kingdom domestic channels. BFBS TV1 is freely available to non-military audiences, while BFBS TV2 is only available in the Mount Pleasant military base.

A local subscription service, KTV carries satellite channels such as ESPN, Discovery CNN International and Turner Classic Movies (from the United States) and BBC World from the United Kingdom.

Falkland Islands Television Service is found in May 2012 available in Falkland Islands in Channel 2. Televisions: 1,008 (2001) -

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): Cable and Wireless provide the Horizon service - penetration over 80%. ADSL services were launched in Stanley in mid 2006.

Country code (TLD): FK


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