OPT's 2017 Strategic Plan, to guide the company's contribution to addressing New Caledonia’s development issues, includes strengthening its local optical backbone, expanding its high-speed mobile network and switching 65,000 customers to fibre in eight years.
The company says 73,000 customers are currently connected via ADSL, and the national transport network is designed to add reliability and scalability to support mobile and fixed broadband demand and national digital development.
OPT New Caledonia Deputy CEO, Auxence Fafin, says the expanded network will meet growing demand for mobile and fixed Internet, data and voice services across Greater Noumea "providing high levels of availability and throughput of up to 10Gbps to meet our future digital strategy directions”.
According to Alcatel-Lucent Oceania President and Managing Director, Sean O’Halloran, broadband growth demand is a significant factor for operators across the Pacific.
"We are very pleased to be building our presence to support this growth in New Caledonia. This optical network will provide OPT New Caledonia with substantial new flexibility, reliability and scalability to meet demand across its national footprint.”