The Tui Samoa Cable has finally made its way to its landing site in Moata’a.
The milestone was commemorated during a ceremony held at Moata’a this morning. The Samoa Submarine Cable Company Limited (S.S.C.C) and Alcatel Submarine Networks (A.S.N) began the loading of the 1,470 km Tui-Samoa Cable in July, 2017.
The cable is being loaded on a freighter in Calais, France, at A.S.N’s factory: the freighter will sail at the end of the month towards Suva, where the cable will then be transferred to the laying cable ship.
It started early this morning 6:30AM and reached up to Moata’a an hour later.
There was a blowing of conch shell marking the landing of the cable.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi did the honors of cutting of the Golden Buoy as a sign the cable has reached the landing site.
There were also presentations of souvenirs to shareholders and financial partners.
It will deliver a capacity of at least 8 Terabits-per second (Tbit/s) using 100 Gbit/s transmission technology. The system will also have extensions to the islands of Vanua Levu – Savusavu (Fiji) and Wallis and Futuna.