7271: Provision of a Submarine Fibre Optic Cable
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Provision of a Submarine Fibre Optic Cable
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) intends to fund the provision of a new submarine fibre optic cable for the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean. The new cable will link with the neighbouring islands of Antigua and St Kitts and Nevis. Due to volcanic activity the island has been without fibre optic connectivity since 1997 and has since relied on a precarious and expensive microwave link with Antigua. The lack of fibre connectivity has been one of the main constraints affecting Montserrat’s prospects for economic growth. The key outputs envisaged for this programme are: •The provision of a submarine cable, laid between Montserrat and Antigua and Montserrat and St Kitts and Nevis. This will require the necessary preparation works, including but not limited to obtaining required permissions and Environmental Impact Assessments. The cable will be the property of the Government of Montserrat. •The laid fibre optic cable connected to landing site and ready for connection to on island infrastructure. •The provision and maintenance of effective fibre optic service for the island of Montserrat. •Effective communications and partnership with key stakeholders: DFID, Government of Montserrat Department of Information Technology and E-Government Services (DITES), Government of Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis.
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Mon 29 August 2016 at 14:00
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Wed 13 April 2016
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Susan Lynch (Procurement )
Abercrombie HouseEaglesham Road, , , , G75 8EA