Cable Landing For System 1 Completed
The Kumul Submarine Cable Network system one finally landed in Arawa in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville marking its completion.
This is a total cable length of 5,457 km which connects provincial centres including Vanimo, Wewak, Lorengau, Madang, Kimbe, Kavieng, Kokopo and Arawa.
“This important infrastructure will provide an abundance of information throughout PNG which will now link all our islands provinces together to the mainland and central agencies in Port Moresby,” says PNG DataCo managing director, Paul Komboi.
Sectors such as education, health, transport, civil registry, commerce and industry, finance, agriculture and tourism will now use cloud computing to propel their growth.
It is expected to reduce, cost, time and improve quality and reliability of services for our social economic growth.
“Our country can now consolidate its efforts in meeting our challenges in a collective and collaborative manner more effectively and efficiently,” said Mr Komboi.
The cable will provide the domestic internet platform to link 14 provinces and two national data centres in Port Moresby and Madang and connect to Jakarta through Indonesia’s national backbone submarine cable network and further connect to Asia to form a new international internet gateway.
The provinces connected will become stakeholders to a massive infrastructure that is expected to transform telecommunication services in PNG and open up opportunities for economic growth and development benefits.
The infrastructure is said to facilitate, stimulate and foster social and economic development in the country through increased access and availability at affordable prices for essential broadband communications services.
The KSCN is part of PNG DataCo’s objective to support the government’s ICT policy objectives by building, owning and operating a national broadband transmission network with a point of presence and data centres.