Honiara (TCSI): The Australian and Solomon Islands’ Governments has announced, the installation of the Coral Sea Cable in the Solomon Islands.

Honiara (TCSI): The vessel carrying the country’s undersea cable systems for the Coral Sea Cable project is expected to berth in Honiara later this month.

This is according to the Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Kier Preedy during a recent interview with the national radio broadcaster SIBC.

Honiara (TCSI): Political stability is being credited with the sharp rise in mobile penetration in the Solomon Islands.

This is according to a recently released report from Research & Markets which credited the increased level of mobile penetration to Solomon Islands recent political and economic stability and to improvements to Our Telekom and Bemobile’s mobile infrastructure.

Commenting on the report in the Solomon Star about a possible sale of some Our Telekom shares to the Fijian company controlled by the national provident fund of Fiji, Director Markets & Competition of the Solomon Island's Telecommunications Commission, Haggai Arumae, says that it is likely that such a proposal would require formal approval from the Telecommunications Commission.

Honiara (TCSI): The Australian Government will be spending nearly AU $30 million in the 2019 to 2020 period to support a proposed submarine cable link from Sydney to Honiara.