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Timor Telecom (TT) is currently the only Telecommunications operator for fixed and mobile services of East Timor and was awarded the concession contract, after an international competition that was arbitrated by the United Nations and Timorese Government.
Internet is commercially provided through two established, government approved operators, Timor Telecom and I-Net.
There are two government departments involved in telecommunications issues; Department National Information Communications and Technology (DNICT) and the Communication Regulatory authority (CRA).
The international prefix for East Timor is 670.
Is there an existing landline telephone network?
(Yes / No)
Does it allow international calls?
(Yes / No)
On average, number and length of downtime periods
|Interruptions are limited|
Mobile phone providers (List)
Estimated availability and coverage
(Approximate percentage of national coverage)
For subscription registration and application with Timor Telecom, simple and straightforward procedure.
Regulations on usage or import of:
Yes / No
UHF/VHF/HF radio: handheld, base and mobile
|Individual Network Operator Licenses Required|
|Frequency Licenses Required|
NOTE: Procedure for importation on ICT equipment: Approval from CRA in addition to usual customs procedures.
Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems
Adapted extracts from Timor-Leste Emergency Telecommunications Cluster:
Frequency Management VHF & HF
The design of the VHF & HF network utilizes existing frequencies in use by the UN, the VHF & HF channels utilized by all UN agencies & NGO’s in Timor-Leste are presented below (exact frequencies are considered confidential).
* NGO have previously been using VAST communications, they are now in negotiations with the government of to attain permission for their continued use.
Existing UN Telecommunication Systems
|5 Channels||4 Channels||3 Channels||6 Channels|
|16 Channels||9 Channels||7 Channels||None dedicated.|
|6 Units||depend on UN||3 Units||n/a|
|Yes –respective departments||Yes –respective departments||* see footnote||n/a|