In November – December 2022 the RRS Discovery travelled 9000 miles to the remote islands of Ascension and St Helena. Run as part of the UK Government’s Blue Belt Programme, this scientific expedition visited areas of previously uncharted ocean within the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of these south Atlantic islands. Introduced by international musician and […] Read more...
Montserrat fibre optic cable connection successfully completed
The Government of Montserrat Information Unit (GIU) recently announced the installation of the new submarine fibre optic cable system from Montserrat, to the Branching Unit between Guadeloupe and Antigua.
Mr Denzil West, Head of the Department for Information Technology and e-Government Services (DITES) and Project Manager for the Montserrat Submarine Fibre Project stated that on Friday 3rd July, end to end testing of the submarine cable system were carried out to certify connection from Montserrat to Guadeloupe and Antigua.
Following the successful completion of the installation and testing process, Mr. West said that “Focus now shifts back to the completion of the terrestrial components of the project, as we await the arrival of the composite terrestrial cable from the UK and the modular landing station from China”.
The project remains on track for an end of August, Ready for Service (RFS) date for the new Montserrat Submarine Cable System.