A new subsea cable system that will offer a significant connectivity boost to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea has been installed at landing sites in the two nations’ capitals.
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Vocus has signed an agreement with Nokia’s Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to roll out the Coral Sea Cable system that will connect Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Australia has agreed to fund submarine cable and a cyber security centre for the Solomon Islands, forestalling plans by Chinese telecom giant Huawei.
Vocus has won a contract from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for a scoping study into the rollout of a new cable connecting Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.