BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
SOLOMON Islands National University’s (SINU) Acting Vice Chancellor, Mr Donald Malasa and Telekom CEO, Mr Loyley Ngira signed a contract on June 19 that will have the local telecommunications company install a Phase 2 of fibre reticulation system at Kukum Campus.
This is according to SINU’s press release statement, issued yesterday.
The university expressed that the reticulation will link the Vice Chancellor’s office, Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, School of Business and Management, Business Investment and Commercial Services Department, Research Department and students’ general computer lab via fibre.
SINU added that the installation will further enhance internet services in these areas to implement internet based services such as voice over IP system, CCTV cameras and so forth.
Additionally, the university stated that the initiative will put SINU in a better position to experience new high speed internet services when the proposed submarine cable lands in the country.
SINU stated that while it is already on fibre connection with Solomon Telekom, Kukum, Ranadi and Panatina (DFL) campuses have also been interconnected via fibre.
Meanwhile, as noted, the School of Education and Humanities at Panatina Campus will be connected to fibre once the new three-storey complex currently under construction at the campus is completed.
“Each party had agreed to work together to support SINU in its endeavor to improve ICT services to enhance teaching and learning at the university,” said SINU.