On the 17th of October, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to Tuvalu Telecom Corporation (TTC) for a feasibility study, being conducted by APTelecom.
The study supports the development of the Central Pacific Cable, a 15,900-kilometer subsea cable connecting Guam to American Samoa, benefiting approximately 400,000 people across 12 Pacific Island countries.
USTDA’s study focuses on cable design and feasibility for Tuvalu, marking the first subsea cable connection for the nation, which currently relies on satellite connectivity.
This initiative aligns with USTDA’s commitment to fostering digital infrastructure in the Pacific Islands. It advances the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership, and the Pacific Islands Infrastructure Initiative.
APTelecom is honored to be part of this transformative project, reinforcing our dedication to supporting digital infrastructure in emerging markets across the globe.