Undersea cable survey set
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 18 September 2018.
“The first initial route survey for the proposed Coral Sea Cable System in the country will be conducted between 8th October to 4th December 2018.
“The survey will be carried out within the inshore waters of Honiara, Tulagi, Noro and Taro Township by a contractor, the Earth Sciences and Surveying, EGS, (Asia) Ltd.
“The primary objective of the survey is to ascertain a suitable route to determine exact cable length, cable design, deployment and survivability of the cable network.
“An offshore survey team comprising experts will conduct the route survey in a survey vessel, RV Northern Endeavour and operations will be carried on 24-hour basis.
“Vocus Group and ASN have signed a contract to deploy the Coral Sea Cable System in Solomon Islands.
“This new submarine cable will boost international connectivity and provide high speed telecommunications capacity to Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
“This project is a key element of Australia’s development assistance program to the Pacific and will connect Honiara and Port Moresby with Sydney via a state-of-the-art fibre optic cable system over 4,000 kilometres in length.”
Copyright @ 2018, Solomon Star news.