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Interchange celebrates 10 years of service
in Vanuatu

Interchange is celebrating a major milestone in 2024 ‘Connecting Vanuatu internationally for 10 years’. The subsea cable connecting Vanuatu with global bandwidth through Suva, Fiji, was constructed in 2014, bringing affordable world-class technology to the island nation. 

ICL and Intelsat ready to deliver satellite communication services

6 March 2024
Interchange Limited (ICL) and Intelsat, the world’s leading satellite services provider are ready to deliver communication services including affordable data via satellite connection to customers.
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Pacific Peering Partners with ICL for TAM-TAM Cable’s SMART Component

2 August 2023

The Pacific Peering Company has announced its latest collaboration with Interchange Ltd (ICL). This partnership revolves around the groundbreaking TAM-TAM cable project, set to be deployed between New Caledonia and Vanuatu in 2025. 

Interchange declares 118 million Vatu dividend for its shareholders

10 June 2023

The Interchange Limited (ICL) has paid a dividend of VT118 million to the Vanuatu Government, Vanuatu Post Ltd, Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF), ICL Holdings and Fidelity Corporation, as shareholders.

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‘Tamtam’ Sub-Sea Cable to Connect Port Vila and Lifou

11 November 2022

Interchange and l’Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT) signed a landing party agreement allowing Vanuatu’s second sub-sea cable to land on New Caledonia.

ICL Showcases AelanSat to Users from Remote Areas

11 October 2022

Interchange recently presented the new AelanSat satellite service at a workshop for users from remote areas of Vanuatu where internet connectivity is limited.

AelanSat Launched

23 September 2022

Vanuatu-based company Interchange Ltd (ICL) has launched its new satellite bandwidth service, AelanSat. The service was delayed in launching for some months due to COVID-19 related disruptions to global supply chains and shipping of essential infrastructure. AelanSat works in conjunction with the existing sub-sea cable ICN1 to push fast bandwidth to every corner of Vanuatu without relying on towers.

MOU signed for second marine cable

30 July 2022

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Governments of Vanuatu and New Caledonia yesterday afternoon effectively paves the way for a second submarine cable installment from Port Vila to Lifou, in New Caledonia. The Interchange Limited (ICL) General Manager, Willie Karie, said the signing is a big step towards internet connectivity, internet security and overseas expansion.

Interchange Pays VT35.6M Dividend to Shareholders

6 July 2022

Subsea cable owner Interchange Limited has paid its dividend for 2022 of VT35.6 million to its public shareholders including the Vanuatu Government, Vanuatu Post Ltd and the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF). Minister of Finance and Economic Management, Johnny Koanapo and the Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jay Ngwele accepted the dividend payment on behalf of shareholders.

WanTok becomes First AelanSat Retailer in Vanuatu

25 June 2022

Telecommunications company WanTok has signed a service agreement with Interchange Limited (ICL) to become the first retailer in Vanuatu to offer the new satellite service AelanSat. Individuals and businesses will soon be able to purchase through WanTok high-speed internet packages via satellite dish from any island in Vanuatu without having to rely on proximity to telecommunications towers.

Interchange Farewells Managing Director Fletcher

5 March 2022

Local sub-sea bandwidth cable operator, Interchange Limited (ICL), has farewelled its Managing Director, Mr. Simon Fletcher. The move follows a 9-month handover period to Interchange General Manager (GM) Mr. Willie Karié, who took over day-to-day operations of the company in June 2021. Mr. Fletcher founded the ICL consortium in 2005 with the idea of bringing nation-building telecommunications technologies and infrastructure to communities throughout Vanuatu and the South Pacific region.

ICL pays VT43M Dividend

28 January 2022

Interchange Limited (ICL) has paid VT43, 125, 000 in dividends to the Vanuatu Government, Vanuatu Post Ltd and the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) as shareholders. VNPF, as the major shareholder, received USD187, 500, while Vanuatu Post Ltd and Vanuatu Government both received USD62, 500. This is the third time for ICL to pay dividends. ICL’s General Manager (GM, Willie Karie, presented the dividends to the Prime Minister Bob Loughman. 

ProRescue receives VT250, 000 sponsorship from ICL

22 January 2022

ProRescue Emergency Rescue Service has recently received VT250, 000 as sponsorship from the Interchange Limited (ICL), to support its commitment of saving lives in the community. Established in 2014, ProRescue relies on sponsorship funding to assist the community in emergency events such as road crash rescue, vertical rescue, inland water rescue, harbour rescue, industrial and domestic accidents, urban search and rescue.

MOET and ICL formalize bandwidth supply agreement

11 January 2022

The supply of bandwidth by Interchange Limited (ICL) to the University of the South Pacific (USP), National University of Vanuatu (NUV), Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT) and the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) was formalized in an agreement yesterday. The MOET currently manages the supply of internet services via the interchange sub-sea cable to these institutions. 

Second Sub-Sea Cable Project Gains Momentum

3 November 2021

An International Cable Working Committee has been formed to spearhead Vanuatu’s second subsea cable (ICN2), which will connect Port Vila and Honiara, Solomon Islands. Interchange Limited (ICL) completed Vanuatu’s only sub-sea cable (ICN1) in 2014 connecting Port Vila and Suva, Fiji, and providing bandwidth to the country. ICL will also be overseeing building of the second cable. The new Working Committee is composed of the Minister of Finance and Economic Management, the Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Chairman of the ICL Board and the General Manager of ICL. The purpose of the committee is to facilitate the deployment of Vanuatu’s second international sub-sea cable system through ICL.

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