Ten questions answered about the Coral Sea Cable System

The Coral Seas Cable System—the undersea fibreoptic cable to be laid between Sydney and Port Moresby, and then to the Solomon Islands—will transform telecommunications in the two Pacific countries. Here we answer 10 key questions about this keenly anticipated project.

Undersea cable linking Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australia to be completed late 2019

An K331 million undersea cable linking Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australia is expected to be up and running by the end of 2019. It follows concerns by Australian officials that if China’s Huawei telco built the project, it could access Australia’s telecommunications infrastructure, creating national security concerns.