Vanua Levu is expected to have full access to high speed internet services in the first half of this year.
Fiji has commissioned Swedish Internet infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure for the construction of an eCentre cable landing station in Savusavu.
The cable will connect to the Tui-Samoa undersea cable, providing a high-capacity and high-availability fibre optic link between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
This Fijian Government initiative is expected to be a big boost to the local economy and provide more jobs and opportunities for job creation in the ICT sector, along with greater telecommunications security between the two main islands to ensure uninterrupted emergency communications during severe weather events.
Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this project will bring the level of services available on Vanua Levu on par with what can be found on our main island, Viti Levu, bringing enormous benefits for local businesses and opportunities for jobs in ICT, making the entire region riper for investment.
He says for ordinary people, the benefits of high speed internet access are limitless.