Chuuk Side of Chuuk-Pohnpei Cable
The government of the Federated States of Micronesia and the World Bank have joined forces to improve connectivity in FSM. They are jointly financing the construction of a submarine fiber optic cable connecting Chuuk to Pohnpei which became operational on April 27, 2019. This cable connected Chuuk with the existing HANTRU-1 submarine cable, which travels from Guam to Kwajalein. The fiber optic cable brings ultra-fast internet speeds to the main island of Weno.
Future planned developments include a fiber-to-the-home network on the main island of Weno, which will link most homes, businesses, schools and government departments to the submarine cable. Outer islands will be connected via a planned VSAT network, which will use satellite technology.
FSMT Cable Corporation will operate and manage the cable. They act as the Open Access Entity for FSM on behalf of the FSM Government. The Chuuk – Pohnpei Cable (C-P Cable) has a landing station in Chuuk and a landing station in Pohnpei.
C-P Cable Project Updates
The Connectivity Project began with the Government of FSM’s Telecommunications Sector Reform. The Project received subsequent financing from the World Bank to design, develop, and operate submarine cables to improve broadband adoption in FSM. We will provide milestones updates as the project progresses.
C-P Chuuk Side Cable Installation Pictures
Chuuk Landing Undersea Video
After the cable has been pulled into beach, diver records video of cable near shore. The cable will be armored and anchored before installation is complete.