15 Nov 2012

Solomons to be linked to submarine cable

3:44 pm on 15 November 2012

Solomon Islands and the Asian Development Bank have signed agreements to build a submarine cable system that aims to deliver good quality high-speed internet services.

The ADB's Andrea Iffland says it will deliver affordable, accessible information and communication technology which will improve the delivery of government, health and education services and help businesses expand by creating jobs.

She says it will also improve communications among countries in the region and create economic benefits by connecting Solomon Islands to larger markets.

The submarine cable will connect Solomon Islands to the submarine cable network that runs between Guam and Sydney.

It should be in place by December next year.