Tui Cable lands at Moata’a

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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The Tui Samoa Cable has finally made its way to its landing site in Moata’a. 

The milestone was commemorated during a ceremony held at Moata’a this morning. The Samoa Submarine Cable Company Limited (S.S.C.C) and Alcatel Submarine Networks (A.S.N) began the loading of the 1,470 km Tui-Samoa Cable in July, 2017. 

The cable is being loaded on a freighter in Calais, France, at A.S.N’s factory: the freighter will sail at the end of the month towards Suva, where the cable will then be transferred to the laying cable ship. 

It started early this morning 6:30AM and reached up to Moata’a an hour later. 

There was a blowing of conch shell marking the landing of the cable. 

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi did the honors of cutting of the Golden Buoy as a sign the cable has reached the landing site. 

There were also presentations of souvenirs to shareholders and financial partners. 

It will deliver a capacity of at least 8 Terabits-per second (Tbit/s) using 100 Gbit/s transmission technology. The system will also have extensions to the islands of Vanua Levu – Savusavu (Fiji) and Wallis and Futuna.  

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