FijiFirst Leader Opens Cable Landing Station
The FijiFirst Leader Voreqe Bainimarama today opened the new Savusavu Cable Landing Station bound to improve internet speed for Fijians living on Vanua Levu. “This new cable project will increase connectivity speeds on Vanua Levu by fifty times, from two gigabits to 100 gigabits per second across the island. That is on par with anything you’ll find on Viti Levu and that will mean faster downloads, faster load times for web pages and higher-quality phone calls,” Bainimarama said while officiating at the event.
He added the $16 million investment would help provide security especially in times of Natural Disasters. “Anyone who has ever managed a national disaster response can tell you: fast and reliable communication is absolutely critical. With this rock-solid submarine connection in place, our ability to maintain communications during serious national disasters has been taken to an entirely new level.”