Fibre Optic Cable Project

Ruperts Beach Fibre Optic Cable Project

Ruperts Beach Fibre Optic Cable Project

St Helena Government (SHG) in December 2019 signed a contract with Google to connect St Helena Island to the Equiano undersea fibre optic internet cable – and thus, St Helena’s Fibre Optic Cable Project was born.

The project was awarded funding under EDF11 and supports St Helena’s 2017 Digital Strategy.

The Fibre Optic Cable Project which will connect St Helena to the Equiano subsea cable, providing the first fibre optic connectivity from St Helena to the outside world, through both Europe and South Africa.

KEY INFORMATION – ROLLING UPDATES

Press Releases
Fibre Optic Cable Landed on St Helena – 1 September 2021
Fibre Optic Cable Project – Update – 23 August 2021
Fibre Optic Cable Project – Cable to be landed at St Helena in August – 30 July 2021
MCC Engineers Arrive On-Island – 25 March 2021
Fibre Optic Cable on Its Way – 4 October 2018
St Helena Examines Fibre Optic Cable Options – 20 November 2017

Quotes – Updated 15.09.2021

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