Polynesia’s Manatua Cable now half made


Construction of the Manatua submarine cable that will connect the Cook Islands with those of Polynesia is now half complete, the Cook Islands Government has announced. The 3600km cable with 32 repeaters is being manufactured by Subcom. Laying is scheduled to commence later this year and the cable is due to enter service in May 2020. It will bring the Cook Islands their first cable connection to the global Internet: present connections are via satellite.

Source: www.computerworld.co.nz

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