By Radio New Zealand
October 6, 2017
American Samoa’s bandwidth capacity will increase to 200 gigabits next year, more than 150 times the current capacity in the territory.
The American Samoa Telecommunications Authority and Hawaii Submarine Cable have signed an amendment to their agreement for the installation of a cable connecting American Samoa to the Hawaiki cable, and the provision of international capacity to the mainland.
The Authority’s executive director Puleleiite Liamatua Tufele Jr. says when the Hawaiki cable is launched the bandwidth capacity for American Samoa, currently at 10 gigabytes, will increase to 200 gigabits.
The Hawaiki cable system is expected to be in commercial service in June of next year.