Digicel first to sign up with Tui Samoa Cable
Apia, Samoa – Digicel today announced, it’s the first company to sign up with the Tui Samoa cable. This announcement follows the announcement made earlier this month about it investing WST $25-million in upgrading its network.
The official contract signing ceremony took place at the Samoa Submarine Cable Company landing station today and was presided by Digicel Samoa CEO, Mr. Farid Mohammed and SSCC Board Chairman, Leiataua Alden Godinet.
“This is a historical moment and exciting news for the people of Samoa and our customers. The activation of this cable network is yet another first-to-market for Digicel and a significant investment designed to equip Samoa with the most modern and world-class communications and entertainment infrastructure and service.
“Our ambition is to continue to work with the Government of Samoa to improve the country’s rate of Internet penetration, a key driver of economic growth,” said Digicel Samoa Chief Executive Officer, Farid Mohammed.
SSCC Board Chairman, Leiataua Alden Godinet commented, “The vision of the Government of Samoa and its 6-partner investors in the Tui-Samoa submarine cable was to provide fast, reliable and affordable internet for the people of Samoa. Today, is a significant milestone as it represents the Tui-Samoa first long-term commitment from a major customer and provides evidence that the Tui-Samoa has been able to deliver upon it’s promise.
“I am very excited to welcome Digicel Samoa Ltd on-board the Tui Samoa Cable with its 7-year commitment to ensure fast, reliable and affordable Internet connectivity for Digicel customers.
“Samoa submarine would like to acknowledge the Government of Samoa for its leadership, Samoa submarine investors for their vision and our development partners for their support (ADB, World Bank) in making the Tui Samoa Cable project a reality,” Leiataua said.
The signing of the agreement brings Digicel one step closer to being the proud operator of the network that will provide a dramatic increase in broadband with the most reliable and efficient internet available in the market.
The next step is to complete the technical connectivity between the Digicel network and the Tui Samoa cable following a series of tests before the service is made available to the customers.
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ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets, including Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs.
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ABOUT SAMOA SUBMARINE CABLE COMPANY LIMITED
SSCC is a private company incorporated in Apia Samoa and will build, manage and operate the Tui-Samoa submarine cable between Apia Samoa, Suva Fiji and Wallis & Futuna. SSCC will operate a Cooperative Sustainable Wholesale Model (CSWM) with the mandate to deliver fast, reliable and affordable internet services to stimulate ICT innovation and development as an enabler of economic growth and social prosperity for the people of Samoa.
Visit http://ssccsamoa.com for more information