Pacific Small Islands


The Pacific Islands face even more severe problems than the Caribbean Islands, with very high communication costs and small markets scattered over vast distances. In some respects this increases the value of an exchange, where there is more than one upstream network provider. This is the case in Fiji where Telecom Fiji and FINTEL networks are now directly connected locally following the successful establishment of an IXP earlier this year.

In Vanuatu, after 4 years of negotiation with the stakeholders, it took two weeks to set up the technical infrastructure to start the country's first IXP.