In the telecommunications sector, key infrastructure includes:
• Towers – service providers continue to invest in this type of infrastructure given the number of towers increase throughout Vanuatu as roll outs continue. As competition grows, new services demand for new towers and new base stations to be built. 2013 saws an increase of towers spreading throughout Vanuatu, which looks towards, and signals, future growth.
• Buildings – service providers continue to invest in maintaining and upgrading their buildings.
• Networks – upgrade of networks is critical for improved service delivery. Networks were upgraded from 2G to 3G+ in certain areas towards this objective.
• Submarine cable – the arrival of submarine cable in Vanuatu in November 2013 was a major infrastructure investment in the sector this year and beyond.