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|Vanuatu To Join The World’s Optical Fibre Internet Backbone|
As part of the Government Vanuatu’s commitment to encourage the development of e-business and IT infra- structure, the Vanuatu Government has thrown it’s full support behind the current Joint Venture project between Interchange Limited, a Vanuatu local IT company and Alcatel-Lucent, the giant French telecommunications company to deploy Vanuatu’s first international submarine cable system linking Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, to Suva, Fiji.
Scheduled for completion in mid 2012, this new system will deliver faster, more efficient and cost-effective Internet connectivity to the pacific island nation, while removing the current dependence on satellite and strengthening Vanuatu’s competitive position as an e-business hub.
|Where Are We?|
The Republic of Vanuatu is an archipelago nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, some 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands. It was named New Hebrides during its colonial period.
There are regular flights from New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, Australia, New Caledonia and Fiji. Vanuatu is only 2.5 hours flying time from Brisbane and 3.5 hours from Sydney, Australia. It's a little over 4 hours from Auckland, New Zealand.
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