Update on the extension of the cable

O5 March 2015

The extension of the submarine fibre optic cable to provide broadband communication services to outer islands of Vava’u and Ha’apai is moving ahead.

The construction of the landing station in Neiafu, Vava’u, is underway. The land for landing station in Ha’apai has been obtained and awaiting the finalisation of the ‘Deed of Lease’. The drawings for construction have been completed and we are expecting to start the construction very soon.

In respect to the construction of the cable itself, the tender documents, Environmental Impact Assessment and all other necessary documents are completed and as soon as final arrangement for financing is in place, the tender document will be issued.