Is the wifi at Mataveri International Airport (IPC) in Easter Island, Chile fast and robust enough to video call for 1 hour?

https://www.sleepinginairports.net/guides/easter-island-mataveri-airport-guide.htm#wifi mentions:

Free WiFi is available at Mataveri Airport. Connect to the ”Entel” network.

but it it doesn't specify the speed nor the robustness.

  • In general, free Airport WiFi rarely guarantees the quality of service needed for VoIP calls and video calls. It is only there to allow casual browsing while you wait for a flight.
    – JoErNanO
    Dec 21 '19 at 9:02

The bottleneck isn't the WiFi, but the connection between the island and the rest of the world. I develop an Internet-enabled product and we have a client on Easter Island. I'm given to understand that the entire island shares the equivalent of a 3G connection. I don't recall exact figures from our network logs for latency and throughput, but they're pretty bad. So I would expect voice call to be feasible, but video call to have terrible quality.


(as of 2017) As far as I can see, there's no cable going to Easter Island, so it is satellite broadband (4G)

https://www.ses.com/case-study/entel (mirror)

It should be robust, but not speedy.

  • Thanks for the great information! Just to confirm, is the WiFi at the IPC airport free? Dec 21 '19 at 1:03

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