Technology

Will Manatua Cable deliver development?

Saturday September 26, 2020

The multi-million dollar Manatua Cable is finally in use, but what role will it play in furthering economic diversification. 

Few may have noticed, but the Manatua Cable is finally in operation and delivering data from North America, through Tahiti, to internet users in Rarotonga and Aitutaki. 

Internet users in Rarotonga have reported poor and slow service this week, with no imminent announcement of high-speed cable internet by stakeholders. 

The Cook Islands is moving closer to its renewable energy goals with soon-to-be-installed energy storage in Rarotonga.

The Manatua Cable will help Cook Islands diversify its economy, but service could be disrupted by a break or cut.

Experts say satellite will continue to be the most cost-effective means to deliver connectivity to the sparsely-population Pa Enua. 

Vodafone Cook Islands has increased data caps on all postpay, prepay and broadband plans effective from yesterday.

Mobile monopoly extended

Tuesday September 01, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic to have a negative impact on current and likely future telecommunications revenues. 

With yesterday’s internet switch-over, Aitutaki becomes one of the smallest fibre-connected islands in the world. 

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