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# 42181 30-Sep-2009 12:25
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Anyone know what kind of communication links Samoa has? Satellite only? Overseas cable?
I know some ppl who are worried about not being able to get through to see if their loved ones are okay but not able to get through.

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  # 259723 30-Sep-2009 13:18
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If you talking Mobile fone then Samoa has a 900 GSM network according to the link below

have a look here though you may have to drill for info

http://www.telecomroaming.co.nz/journey/quickcheck/





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  # 259734 30-Sep-2009 14:08
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_in_Samoa

Is that what you want to know?


domestic: GSM mobile phone network covering 90% of the country (2006) and a landline system covering 65% of country.
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean)


From experiece, around 7 years ago, their lines are terrible, even at the best of times.

 
 
 
 




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  # 259737 30-Sep-2009 14:17
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Sorry I didn't explain it well...I mean international inbound links
say if calling from NZ to samoa

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  # 259851 30-Sep-2009 19:25
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Hi, having recently had a visit to Samoa I am pretty upset with todays events, but hey that's life, as with all Geekzoners our thoughts go out to those effected and whos families and loved ones have been left torn apart.

Samoa has till recently relied totally on satellite services for voice, broadcast and internet, and pretty thin pipes at that (read total internet pipes of a couple of E1 size). As of earlier this year a new project involving Alcatel was completed that involved picking up the old abandond PacRimEast cable that ran from Hawaii to Auckland, and no longer in use since Southern Cross came about, and pulling it ashore both in Pago Pago and Apia so finally giving reasonable capacity to both American Samoa and Samoa.

Further to that there is a further fibre cable being talked up that goes runs a loop through most of the islands and terminates in Auckland.

Cyril

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