Samoa’s internet connectivity is about to take a boost as investors signed off on a scheme to lay an undersea fibre optic cable from Samoa to Fiji.
The newly established Samoa Submarine Cable Company joins forces with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Australian government in a $US49 million deal.
The scheme is set to improve internet connectivity – great news for Samoa businesses and travelers into the country.
“Our islands are the place to escape from the rest of the world. But paradise doesn’t mean you have to be completely disconnected. Those who need to stay connected can travel with the peace of mind that should they need to get online urgently, that they won’t experience any lags or delays and that our connectivity will be on par with the rest of the world” says Sonja Hunter, CEO of Samoa Tourism Authority.
It is expected to come into service in just over a year.
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