GDP Service sector grow by 3.6% for the year ended 2011. Information and communications sector grew by 7.3% in 2011 . GDP contribution by the Information and communications sector in 2011 is 6% compared to 5% in 2010 .
TVL had upgraded its core network, particularly its switch systems for installation of additional ADSL equipment and then services, and has launched 3G mobile broadband. Digicel launched 3G+ mobile broadband service in Port Vila and Luganville (having upgraded some of their base stations) in 2012 . Currently all GSM 2.5G sites around Vanuatu have GPRS/Edge Technology complimenting the 92% Voice coverage. Digicel has launched 3 rural 3G+ sites. Uptake of mobile internet for TVL and Digicel is evident but slow due to relatively high cost of the services and latency issues.
Of the twelve licensees, including Internet Service Providers (ISPs), TVL, Digicel, Telsat, Can’l, Incite, SPIM and Interchange are active). Interchange, is understood to have opted to focus on wholesale access through a proposed new submarine cable. The other licensees are either not yet operating or providing services on a very limited scale.