Tonga Domestic submarine cable repair completed

Tonga’s domestic submarine cable system connecting Vavaú and Haápai Islands has been successfully repaired and restored for service, effective from Wednesday, 12 July This follows damage it suffered during the

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Palau’s 2nd Submarine Cable to activate in 2025

The 2nd Submarine Cable connecting Palau to the rest of the world is now projected to be ready for service by the first quarter of 2025, according to Robin Russell, CEO of Belau Submarine Cable Corporation.   The

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Starlink registers trademark in Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Intellectual Property Office (VanIPO) has confirmed that Starlink have registered its trademark in Vanuatu and are in the process to obtain its broadcasting licence. Starlink will be now in contact with the

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Sector anticipates further reduction in internet costs in PNG

Papua New Guineans will soon enjoy a much lower reduction in internet costs, says the Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Timothy Masiu. Masiu said this anticipated reduction in prices is attributed

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Vanuatu ransomware attack a lesson for others

On 06 November 2022, a new government started its first official day in office on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu – just as a debilitating ransomware attack shut it out of all state-run computer systems. Unable

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Cyber attack risks will remain, says Vanuatu PM

The risks of cyber-attacks on the Government network will remain. Hacking the system is “bread and butter” for hackers around the world. But hopefully, a new system is in place to build security mechanisms to detect

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70 percent of Govt servers recovered: PM Kalsakau

Vanuatu Prime Minister Ishmael Kalsakau confirmed Wednesday afternoon that 70 percent of the Government servers have been recovered. Partial access to government systems have been restored and that includes; government

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Vanuatu Govt network paralysed by cyber attack

The Office of the Vanuatu Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) has confirmed the Government’s Broadband Network has been compromised since Sunday, November 6, 2022. A statement from the OGCIO relayed that

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Bridging the digital divide in the Cook Islands

Cook Islands’ Avaroa Cable Limited (ACL) has revealed its selection of Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP to further improve the nation’s ICT via turnkey provision from Samoa to Australia. The state-owned enterprise

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USP Emalus Campus to resolve internet problem

The Director of the University of the South Pacific (USP) Emalus Campus, Dr Andrew McKenzie, believes that a stable and effective contract with the Vanuatu government is the way forward to avoid the ongoing internet

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Ocean Link upgrades 4G networks in Kiribati

A mobile phone company, Ocean Link Limited (OLL) has started a major mobile network 4G upgrade and coverage improvement on South Tarawa. A statement from Ocean-Link said the mobile network 4G upgrade started early this

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Humboldt cable to connect Oceania to Latin America

Desarrollo País and H2 Cable has announced they have issued a request for proposals to begin construction of the estimated 15,000 km Humboldt Cable, the first to connect Latin America, the Asia Pacific and

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