Fiji Time: 5:37 PM on Saturday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Digicel calls for a new undersea cable through the Pacific

By ROPATE VALEMEI
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Update: 3:20PM BROADBAND is the umbilical cord for economic development, says Digicel chairman Denis O'Brien.

In a statement, Mr O'Brien is calling for an undersea cable from Papua New Guinea through the Pacific and back into Sydney to increase connectivity by providing access to broadband services for all - as well as asking for a new economic plan for heavily indebted Caribbean states.

Speaking at the private sector forum of the UN Small Island Developing States conference in Apia, Samoa yesterday, he says the company is proposing a new submarine cable that would connect Papua New Guinea, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and Cook Islands back into Sydney.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Siblings in shock
  2. Farewell Duke
  3. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  7. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)