OPT Awards Contracts to ASN and Intelia

OPT New Caledonia Awards contracts to ASN and Intelia By Telecompaper April 23, 2020 OPT New Caledonia (OPT-NC) has selected ASN (Alcatel Submarine Network) for the construction and installation of the Gondwana-2 subsea cable linking New Caledonia to Fiji. The operator launched the tender process for the new international cable a year ago, to provide [...]

2020-04-24T10:19:39-04:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Digicel Fiji Appoints New CEO, Farid Mohammed

Farid Mohammed Appointed As New CEO for Digicel Fiji By Vijay Narayan, Fiji Village March 24, 2020 Digicel Fiji has appointed Farid Mohammed as their new Chief Executive Officer, who is the first local to be appointed to the top job since the company started operations in Fiji in 2008. Digicel says originally from Lautoka, [...]

2020-03-25T10:12:12-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

FCCC Reviews and Reduces Charges for FINTEL Cable Landing Station

FCCC Reviews and Reduces Charges for FINTEL Cable Landing Station By Pratika Mala, Fijivillage September 18, 2019 Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says Fijians need to have affordable access to the internet no matter where they are which is why FCCC has reviewed and reduced charges for the FINTEL cable landing station. CEO Joel Abraham [...]

2019-09-19T07:27:53-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

ASN Begins Construction of Southern Cross NEXT Cable

ASN Begins Construction of $350m Southern Cross NEXT Cable By Natalie Bannerman, Capacity September 16, 2019 Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has announced the construction of the $350 million Southern Cross NEXT cable. Once complete, the 13,700km cable will have landing points in Australia, Samoa. Kiribati, the US, Tokelau, Fiji and New Zealand. A consortium of [...]

Fintel Secures Landing of Sub-sea Cable Gondwana-2

Fintel Secures Landing of Sub-sea Cable Gondwana-2 By Telecompaper April 4, 2019 Fiji International Telecommunications (Fintel) has announced it has secured landing of the sub-sea cable Gondwana-2. Securing the internet requires the installation of a second submarine cable that will be added to Gondwana1, which links Nouméa to Sydney since 2008. To this end, a [...]

International Connectivity in the Pacific

International Connectivity in the Pacific By George Samisoni July 24, 2018 Fiji and Regional Subsea Cable System Initiatives Digital connectivity through ICT integrates the Pacific Island countries with the rest of the world. One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations is the building of reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure to [...]

2018-07-26T00:05:15-04:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Savusavu Cable System Ready For Service By June 21

Savusavu Cable System Ready For Commercial Service By June 21 – PM By Fiji One TV May 29, 2018 The planned Savusavu cable system should be ready for commercial service by June 21st of this year. This was the confirmation by the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama while addressing the Victorian Multicultural Sports Association Business Event [...]

2018-06-01T11:45:31-04:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |

Hawaiki Submarine Cable Rollout Completes

Hawaiki Submarine Cable Rollout Completes By Corinne Reichert April 23, 2018 The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has completed its final landing in American Samoa, with the United States territory to gain access to 200Gb of additional capacity from the cable. The final splice will be completed ahead of the 15,000km subsea cable, [...]

Southern Cross Next To Receive $20 Mil From FINTEL

By Manasa Kalouniviti, Fiji Times Online December 2, 2017 FIJI International Telecommunications Ltd (FINTEL) has committed an initial investment of $US20 million ($F41.9m) to the new submarine cable system, Southern Cross NEXT. "This not only boosts Fiji's status as the telecommunications hub of the Pacific, but future-proofing Fiji well beyond 2030, and ensuring there is [...]

2017-12-04T13:50:04-05:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , |