The Manatua cable system is a 3700km, 2 fibre pair system connecting Samoa, Niue, Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands and Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia. Each fibre pair is capable of operating at up to 10 Tbps. It is the first fibre connectivity to Niue and the Cook Islands.
The Manatua cable system has six landings:
- Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia,
- Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands,
- Apia, Samoa, and
The Manatua submarine cable system consists of
- a two fiber pair trunk connecting Apia and Toahotu (Tahiti)
- a two-fiber pair branch to Avatele,
- a three-fiber pair branch to Rarotonga and
- one-fiber pair branches to both Aitutaki and Vaitape.
The Manatua Consortium is composed of:
- The Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT), the telecoms operator of French Polynesia;
- Avaroa Cables Limited (ACL), the cable operator of Cook Islands,
- Telecom Niue Limited (TNL), the telecoms operator of Niue; and
- Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC), the cable operator of the Independent State of Samoa.
The Manatua submarine cable system is supplied by SubCom, to be ready for service in May 2020.