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Cable being coiled aboard the ship and a wave from the crew undertaking the load in the tank. (credit: ASN)

Bringing Submarine Cables to the Pacific

Published 16 April, 2019

Final testing and loading of the Coral Sea Cable and Solomon Islands Domestic Network Cable has been happening over the month of March.

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Building a Better Future

Published 06 February, 2019

The CS² and SIDN will deliver faster, cheaper and more reliable internet to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, resulting in significant economic and development opportunities.

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Mat Shields overseeing Repeater Testing at ASN manufacturing plant.

Second Factory Acceptance Test Visit

Published 12 January, 2019

In the second of a series of planned visits, Mat Shields visited ASN’s manufacturing plants in Greenwich, England.

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Cable Armouring Line at ASN manufacturing plant.

First Factory Acceptance Test Visit

Published 18 December, 2018

Mat Shields, Vocus Communications Technical Lead for the CS² project, visited ASN’s manufacturing plants to undertake a series of quality assurance and manufacturing progress assessments.

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Collin Beck (High Commissioner Solomon Islands), Leo Oaeke (Consul PNG), Steven Onley (ASN), Sara Goldsworthy (DFAT), Victoria Oaeke (wife of Consul PNG) & Walter Diamana (Deputy High Commissioner Solomon Islands), looking at a map for the proposed path of CS².

Marine Survey Underway - Honiara, Port Moresby and Sydney

Published 01 November, 2018

Rapid progress is being made on the CS² and SIDN over the past month, with marine survey vessels having docked in Sydney, Honiara and Port Moresby.

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Pictured: Michael Ackland, Vocus Head of Corporate Development; Peter O’Neill CMG MP, the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea; Malcolm Turnbull MP, the Prime Minister of Australia; Rick Houenipwela MP, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands; and Bob Mansfield AO, Vocus Chairman. Photography: Penny Bradfield, Auspic/DPS

Australia, PNG & Solomon Islands sign Trilateral MoU

Published 11 July, 2018

Australia, PNG and Solomon Islands sign a Memorandum of Understanding relating to funding for the Coral Sea Cable System (CS²) and domestic network in Solomon Islands.

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Visit 2018

Published 13 June, 2018

Prime Minister of Solomon Islands The Honourable Rick Houenipwela MP witnessed the signing of the agreement between Australia and Solomon Islands for the delivery of the CS² and SIDN networks.

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Maximising submarine cable performance

Published 22 February, 2018

Submarine line terminating equipment is the most important technology in an international cable network like the CS², and is also the part of cable technology that sees the most change over time.

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