22 Oct 2016

Cable deal signed in Samoa

11:34 am on 22 October 2016

A private company Samoa Submarine Cable Company Limited and Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks have signed a contract to roll out a new submarine cable system named Tui-Samoa Cable.

The undersea cable will span more than 1,470 km, providing an advanced broadband highway.

Tui-Samoa Cable will have landing points in Apia, Tuasivi on Savaii island, and Suva, Fiji.

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupa'i, said the cable would deliver Samoa's commitment to universal access and high speed broadband internet.