U.S. senators Cruz, Rubio warn Pacific ally on Chinese bid for undersea cable project

By Reuters Staff Writer December 25, 2020 SYDNEY,  (Reuters) – Prominent U.S. lawmakers warned a Pacific ally that China risked undermining the security of a sensitive undersea cable project if a cut-price, state-backed bid wins a tender process overseen by development agencies, a letter reviewed by Reuters shows. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman today rejected [...]

2020-12-25T14:39:25-05:00December 25th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Lighting Up the Pacific

Lighting Up the Pacific John Hibbard (top) and Paul McCann (bottom) By John Hibbard and Paul McCann July 22, 2019 Even the Smaller Countries Will Have a Submarine Cable 1. Introduction There are 22 small island countries and territories in the Pacific Region (the so-called PICs), a region which covers an area of [...]

2019-07-23T10:12:02-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Future Systems, Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , |

ADB, World Bank To Support Submarine Cable For Micronesia

ADB, World Bank Support High-Speed Internet for Micronesia By The Financial April 2, 2018 The ADB (Asian Development Bank) Board of Directors has approved a total of $36.6 million in grants to help fund the delivery of low-cost, high quality internet service in Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM); Tarawa and Kiritimati Island [...]

2018-04-02T10:44:24-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Remote Pacific Regions To Get Broadband

By Radio New Zealand June 2, 2017 Parts of Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia will soon have access to broadband internet thanks to $US36 million worth of grants approved by the World Bank this week. The grants, including $US20 million for Kiribati and $US16.26 million for FSM, will finance the installation of a [...]

2017-06-02T17:31:36-04:00June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , |