Tahiti link still an option for South America - Australia cable

6:27 am on 4 August 2020

French Polynesia may be linked to a cable planned between South America and Australia.

The OPT telecommunications company said discussions were continuing with Chile to consider a hook-up for French Polynesia.

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

Last month, reports suggested that the planned cable would be laid between Chile, New Zealand and Australia but bypassing French Polynesia.

However, the OPT said a decision was not expected before December.

The project is a modification of an earlier plan which was to link Chile and China.

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