Kacific reconnects ASTCA network to outer island in American Samoa

6 May 2020

American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) has turned to satellite operator Kacific to reconnect its network to the eastern island of Ofu, following a recent fibre outage. The VSAT solution provides a stable uplink/downlink connection of more than 90Mbps.

Lewis Wolman, CEO of ASTCA, commented: ‘To have two very reliable links go down within weeks of each other for independent causes, we were really not ready for that. We never imagined that we could lose both legs of the subsea cable system and had neglected to provide satellite redundancy … ASTCA is a public agency, so we have a fundamental commitment to universal access and full connectivity to all of our islands.’