Tokelau telecommunications alternative for 2017 explored

Apia, 4 September 2014
The Ulu o Tokelau held talks with the telecommunications company Kacific today. Its Chief Executive Officer Christian Patouraux, General Manager Jacques-Samuel Prolon, and Director Michael Alex were present. They explored possible communication opportunities through satellite for Tokelau.

The talks focused on developing a partnership between Tokelau and Kacific. The Ulu welcomed a fuller document on Kacific’s proposal to support Tokelau. Kacific is currently working with other Pacific Island Countries on satellite opportunities, expected to be functional by 2017.

Current telecommunication services are provided through the Tokelau Telecommunication Corporation (Teletok) which is managed through a Board. Last August, Tokelau and New Zealand commissioned a review of its telecommunication. The review was carried it by the World Bank.
The Kacific Team (left), meeting the Ulu o Tokelau and General Manager of the Tokelau-Apia Liaison Office.