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Improving East Micronesia telecommunications connectivity

Improving East Micronesia telecommunications connectivity

The East Micronesia Cable Project will connect Kosrae (FSM), Nauru and Tarawa (Kiribati) to the existing HANTRU-1 cable at Pohnpei (FSM) and provide faster, higher quality, and more reliable and secure internet connectivity to these countries.

Australia, through the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP), is partnering with Japan and the United States to provide financing and implementation support to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati, and Nauru for this Project.

Improved connectivity and access to digital technologies can provide significant economic and social benefits and are key enablers of sustainable development. They also help increase the availability of digital government services, particularly in education and health, and provide businesses and households with improved access to services, information and trade, and employment opportunities.

This project adds to Australia’s portfolio of investments in the critical telecommunications sector, which also includes the Coral Sea Cable System, the Palau Submarine Cable and the front-end engineering design for the Timor-Leste South Sea Cable.

Improving East Micronesia telecommunications connectivity | Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister for Women (archived link)

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