47201-001: Information and Communication Technology for Better Education Services

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Description

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting the development of submarine optical fiber cable systems (SCS) in Solomon Islands where access to affordable telecommunications particularly high-speed (broadband) internet is low due to dependence on satellite connectivity. Once SCS is established, wholesale bandwidth prices are expected to halve, leading to a conservatively estimated retail price reduction of 20%. The SCS will impact the three large islands central areas (Honiara, Auki, and Gi... Read More

Country Solomon Islands
Project Number 47201-001
Project Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number TA No. 8487
Approval Date 21 Oct 2013
Sector / Subsector Classification Multisector
/ Multisector

 

 

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Chimi Thonden
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Responsible ADB Department
Pacific Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD

Last PDS Update
24 Apr 2014

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