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NT government taps Vocus for $8.5 million fibre link to Tiwi Islands

NT government taps Vocus for $8.5 million fibre link to Tiwi Islands
04 Sep
3:13

The Northern Territory government will invest $8.5 million in an optical fibre connection between Darwin and the Tiwi Islands.

The 46-kilometre undersea cable will replace the existing microwave link.

According to the NT government the islands’ broadband and mobile phone services are currently at capacity. NBN services are delivered to the island via satellite.

“The new fibre optic link provides an historic opportunity to replace the existing sub-optimal microwave link to the mainland, removing capacity constraints and improving telecommunication services to the Tiwi Islands,” Vocus Group CEO Kevin Russell said in a statement.

“Poor weather causes significant interruptions to microwave telecommunication links and the tropical conditions in the Tiwi Islands frequently mean that essential services that rely on connectivity cannot be delivered.”

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