3 May 2018

Submarine cable deals signed for Kiribati and Nauru

3:52 pm on 3 May 2018

Deals have been signed this week to help fund submarine cables to get high-speed internet to Kiribati and Nauru.

ERDF (Electricity Network Distribution France) and Louis Dreyfus company install an electric submarine cable and optical fiber between Quiberon and Belle-Ile-en-mer, western France, in 2015.

Photo: AFP

The Asian Development Bank said it signed agreements with ministers from the two countries.

The bank's providing a $US21.6 million grant for Kiribati and a $US15 million grant for Nauru.

The initiative is co-financed by the World Bank.