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“PTC Board of Governors Vice President Paul McCann joins representatives from Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC) as they announced partnerships at PTC’17.”

Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC) was represented at PTC’17: Changing Realities by the Samoan delegation led by the Minister of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i together with the SSCC Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pepe Christian Fruean, SSCC CEO Emmanuel Delanoue and Member of the Board of Director, Faumuina Esther Lameko-Poutoa.

The conference, held annually, organized by the Pacific Telecommunications Council saw participants connecting from over 75 countries.  Samoa amongst the participating countries seized the opportunity of the conference and set a milestone for Samoa Submarine Cable Company by signing up with Flexenclosure as a supplier for two cable landing stations in Upolu and Savaii.

The two cable landing stations will terminate the new submarine TUI-Samoa cable, connecting Samoa, Fiji, Wallis and Futuna.  Flexenclosure are specialists in prefabricated eCentre cable landing stations specifically for submarine cable industry.  They pioneered the deployment of prefabricated data center technology into many developing nations in Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well as managing projects in Europe.

“Flexenclosure is a global leader and are pioneers in eCentres.  I am confident that their solutions will help transform Samoa into a more globally engaged island,” says the Hon. Minister, Afamasaga Rico Tupai.

Poised more than ever for opportunities for Samoa at the PTC’17, the Hon. Minister with the SSCC delegation met with Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) that saw the Chairman for SSCC, Fia’ailetoa Christian Fruean and Chairman for SCCN signed a Letter of Intent for a landing and connection to Southern Cross NEXT.  Says the SSCC Chairman Fruean, “S.S.C.C. is fully supportive of governments plans to position Samoa as a hub for the region and Southern Cross is an Extraordinary partner who will help deliver that vision.”

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