The project will be undertaken by Pacific Peering, a French telecom company which manages international data communications and the deployment of SMART data cables between islands in the Pacific.

The Pacific Peering website describes the project: “As part of the TAM TAM project, Pacific Peering will integrate the installation of a SMART cable between Port-Vila (Vanuatu) and Lifou (New Caledonia). This first world use of this technology in the New Hebrides fault will allow the study of a sensitive seismic zone and better protection of the 650,000 inhabitants directly exposed to the risks of tsunami and earthquakes. The data will be accessible without a license by the scientific community and civil protection.

The data will be hosted in a data center in New Caledonia meeting the latest security and connection standards (redundancy, latency).

This system of sensors integrated into telecommunications cables makes it possible to pool installation costs and thus reduce the CAPEX and OPEX of the seabed observation system.

Our objective is to have all submarine cables equipped by 2030.”

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