Posted by PNG Today
Infrastructure maintenance is being worked on at Telikom PNG’s second international gateway – the fibre optic cable from Madang out to Guam and onto to US.
The cable landing near the province’s iconic light house at Kalibobo has had to put up with crashing waves along the coral limestone shoreline putting pressure on the concrete slab that carries the cable into land. To ensure that the cable is intact and connectivity is stable, Telikom contractors are carrying out infrastructure works at the shoreline landing with assistance from Madang Golf Club and the provincial government.
The Pacific Pipe Cable or PPC-1 cable spans 6900 kilometers and links Sydney, Australia directly to Guam, USA with a spur off branching unit to Madang installed in 2009. The cable provides reliable transmission capacity with quality high speed data connectivity. Corporate entities and institutions with international business arrangements have the opportunity for direct connectivity in the USA, Asia and across the globe rather than services to these regions having to transit via Australia.
Picture: Telikom PNG Construction Manager Gavin Dicks inspects the steel frames put in place for maintenance to be done to the landing of 2nd international gateway cable in Kalibobo, Madang near the iconic light house : Photo Supplied by Telikom Public Relations.
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