TFL gains access to Southern Cross Cable; Fiji to become regional hub

1 Nov 2010

The island nation of Fiji is looking to become a telecommunications hub in the Asia-Pacific region as a result of the opening up of access to the Southern Cross Cable. Local news portal Fiji Village reports that domestic fixed line operator Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) last week ended the ten-year monopoly of the country’s international services provider Fiji International Telecommunications Limited (FINTEL) on the cable, which provides the fastest, most direct, and most secure international internet access bandwidth available to the island. In the wake of the liberalisation of the cable Attorney General and Telecommunications Minister Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum revealed that two countries have already approached Fiji to use its services.