PNG DataCo Says Cable Landing Station Approaches Completion
DataCo of Papua New Guinea (PNG) said its cable landing station in Daru is nearing completion and awaiting the submarine cable to connect Port Moresby to Kerema and Daru, The National reported. The housing of the landing station in Daru is completed and the contractor, Associated Builders and Contractors, has started digging the 1.2 km ditch to the seafront along the north cost of Daru Island, to draw in the cables to the landing station.
The landing station is built within the National Broadcasting Corporation premises. According to the contractor, work is expected to end by March.Cable landing stations in other centres such as Kerema, Madang, Wewak and Vanimo are completed. The Coral Sea cabling system or Kumul submarine cable network is Dataco's fibre cable, which is expected to allow fast and stable internet connectivity once it is switched on this year.
DataCo, the information technology company owned by the government, is on an ambitious drive to connect internet from Australia to Papua New Guinea through fibre or cable. Currently, PNG is using airwave internet connectivity.