The government of St. Helena, the overseas territories of the United Kingdom, has signed the Eleventh European Development Fund (EDF 11) regional allocation financing agreement, which will use a total of 21.5 million euros to support the SHG Digital Strategic Plan and access international submarine cable systems.
According to the plan, part of British Overseas Territory also includes Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha Islands will be connected from the planned South African-United States South Atlantic Submarine Cable System Express (SAEx), and part of the funds will also be used for Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha Islands
Since the development of SAEx cable in 2012, Rosalind Thomas, general manager of the operating company, stated that the business had undergone a major restructuring in 2014 and new shareholders have been introduced. However, the first phase of the revised project will extend from Mtunzini (South Africa) to Virginia Beach in the United States and provide a branching path to St. Helena at an estimated cost of US$ 480 million.insulating filling gel for cable
In the first phase, the company will deploy a submarine cable in Mtunzini to connect a location near Fortaleza,Brazil through Cape Town,and leave a branch directly to the United States. The second phase will cost US$300 million to expand the system from Mtunzini to the Peninsula of Malaysia through a four-fiber system, with a minimum design capacity of 48 Tbps.filling compound for communication cable
According to the plan, the first phase of SAEx submarine cable will be ready in the second half of 2020. The company expects to sign the contract with the selected supplier soon. Once the financing is completed, the selected supplier will start implementing the project, including the marine survey.aluminum overhead conductor grease