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Solomon Islands consist of six large islands and over 900 smaller islands. Only one third of the total 992 islands are populated. The largest island is Guadalcanal and other major islands are Makira, San Cristobal, Vella Lavella, Choisuel, Rennel, New Georgia and Santa Cruz group. Solomon Islands are located in a seismically active region. The population of Solomon Islands is approximately 622,000 (CIA World Factboook, 2015). The capital of Solomon Islands is Honiara with a population of  approximately 64,000. Honiara is located on the island of Guadalcanal.

Contact details and social media channels for the Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office (NDMO):

The ETC is focussed on preparedness activities in Solomon Islands and nearby Pacific Island countries under its Pacific Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) project, lead by WFP.

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Internet

Country code: .sb

Mobile broadband services are available from Our Telekom (Breeze) and bmobile-Vodafone.

Local ISPs offering internet services in the Solomon Islands include Our Telekom and SATSOL.

Phone/Mobile

International dial code: +677

There are two major mobile network operators in Solomon Islands, Our Telekom (operating as Breeze) and bmobile-Vodafone.

Our Telekom is the sole provider of fixed line (PSTN) telephone services. 

Power

Solomon Power is the owner and operator of electricity supply systems in Solomon Islands, with principal activities to generate, distribute and sell electricity to the country. Solomon Power is a state owned enterprise. The Solomon Islands Electricity Authority began operating in1969, and in December 2015, rebranded and began trading as Solomon Power (www.solomonpower.com.sb).

Electrical power transmission in Solomon Islands is 220V, 50 Hz, Type I and Type G plug and socket. The Type I plug has two flat pins in a V-shape as well as a grounding pin. A version of the plug, which only has the two flat pins, exists as well. The Type G plug has three rectangular blades in a triangular pattern.

Regulations

The Telecommunications Commission of Solomon Islands (TCSI) is the regulatory body for the telecommunications sector in Solomon Islands. TCSI (www.tcsi.org.sb) is responsible for the overall management of radio frequency spectrum in the country.

Radio
  • There are no UN radio channels operating in Solomon Islands at this time.
  • The Solomon Islands (SI) NDMO has a digital HF radio network (CODAN) that was deployed in 2016. HF stations are installed at the NDMO headquarters in Honiara, and the Provincial  Emergency Operating Centres (PEOCs) in Kirakira, Gizo, Auki and Lata. The NDMO also keep HF manpacks (CODAN) for portable HF radio capability. 
  • The SI NDMO also has VHF radio capability (iCOM).
Infrastructure

Solomon Islands is not currently connected via a submarine fibre-optic sea cable which means that the country is largely dependent on satellite based technology for international connectivity into its internet backbone. The country recently established the Solomon Island Submarine Cable Company (SISCC) to undertake the submarine cable project that is expected to land in Honiara.

Events

Suva, Fiji
04 December 2018 - 10:00 am GMT to 07 December 2018 - 6:00 pm GMT
Port Vila, Vanuatu
12 June 2017 - 10:30 am GMT to 14 June 2017 - 7:30 pm GMT
Nadi, Fiji
13 May 2017 - 11:00 am GMT to 15 May 2017 - 7:00 pm GMT
Nadi, Fiji
25 April 2017 - 11:00 am GMT to 27 April 2017 - 7:00 pm GMT
Apia, Samoa
11 July 2016 - 11:00 am GMT to 13 July 2016 - 7:00 pm GMT