About WanTok

WanTok Vanuatu was the first 4G LTE service provider in Vanuatu and is continually working to stay ahead of the curve, enlisting advanced technologies to fully serve its customer bases’ primary use communication service requirements. WanTok provides wireless high-speed broadband capacity, high quality local and international voice services, managed network services, as well as a comprehensive host of additional communications services.

What does Wantok mean?

The wantok system or wantokism is derived from the Solomons Pijin term for ‘one talk’, meaning from the same language, and implies giving preference to kin in the expectation of a series of reciprocal obligations being fulfilled.

The exact origin of the term is unknown, although wantok may date back to the formative period of Pijin English on trading and labour trade ships traveling through Melanesia, or to work groups on plantations in Queensland, Fiji and Samoa in the final decades of the nineteenth century. The word was in use on plantations within the Solomons as far back as the 1920s and 1930s. Once wantoks are outside of their village situation, where everyone spoke one language, the same-language social category applies, particularly in urban, school or plantation/work situations. In its broadest form it identifies all Solomon Islanders as one people, or even all Melanesians as one people, if they are abroad.

Internet based communication is connecting people from every continent and corner of the planet and WanTok takes great pride in joining people, whether friends, family, or business partners, through the dialect of the modern digital world.