A top online security expert says faster, easier access to the Internet with the arrival of the Manatua undersea cable will also bring increased threats from cyber criminals.
Four Cook Islanders are to be included in a research team embarking on an expedition to explore the seabed near Aitutaki this month.
The companies in charge of connecting up Rarotonga and Aitutaki’s homes to the world have moved to reassure the public the new fibre network won’t crash under pressure.
Concerns about the cost of internet services and the seafloor environmental impact dogged those preparing to roll out access to the Manatua Cable, at a public meeting in Avarua yesterday.
A free digital technology workshop to be held next week is a great opportunity for local enterprises to learn about digital marketing strategies to help improve their businesses, says co-director of Learning Solutions Cook Islands Mereani Talbot.
Work has commenced on the detailed marine survey for the 3500km route of the Manatua - One Polynesia fibre optic cable. As well as Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, the new cable will also connect Samoa, Niue, and Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia. The cable is expected to come into service in 2020.
Air New Zealand has flown its new A321neo (new engine option) aircraft to the Cook Islands for the first time with flight NZ746 touching down at Rarotonga International Airport with 191 customers on board.
Over 7000 entry texts were received for the Bluesky Win a Christmas Experience Campaign in support of cancer screening in the Cook Islands.