PNG Dataco Says Kumul Submarine Cable Network Lands in Bougainville
May 20, 2020
PNG Dataco says system one of the Kumul submarine cable network (KSCN) has been concluded with its landing in Arawa on Bougainville, reports The National. The 5,457km submarine cable connects the coastal provinces of the country from West Sepik to East Sepik, Manus, Madang, West New Britain, New Ireland, East New Britain and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
PNG Dataco Ltd MD Paul Komboi said the infrastructure will provide an abundance of information throughout the country and would link all the island provinces together with the mainland and central agencies in Port Moresby.
The cable will provide the domestic internet platform to link fourteen provinces and two national data centres in Port Moresby and Madang and connect to Jakarta through Indonesia’s national backbone submarine cable network, then further connect to Asia to form a new international internet gateway.
The provinces connected will become stakeholders in the massive infrastructure that is expected to transform telecommunication services in the country and open up opportunities for economic growth and development benefits, including tourism.