The island has a both a home and mobile phone network. The latter is based on a recharge card system.
There is widespread penetration of cable and ‘hot spot’ wireless broadband throughout the island. Ubiquitous broadband is not available – NI does not have a 3G network at this time, although it is hoped that such services will be available in 2014 / 2015.
Telephone charges (in summary) are as follows:
– Local calls from 20c per call
– IDD to Australia and New Zealand start from 20c a minute (off peak) and 40c a minute (peak)
– IDD to the rest of the world start from 50c a minute (off peak) and $1 a minute (peak)
NI has two Internet Service Providers:
– Norfolk Telecom which operates as a wholly-owned government business enterprise.
– Norfolk Island Data Services are privately owned and are the pioneers of Internet into NI. They own the .nf domain.