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PT asks the Timorese Government to sensitize Indonesia regarding to submarine cable
Thursday, 07 April 2011 23:24
PT asks the Timorese Government to sensitize Indonesia regarding to submarine cable

The CEO of PT Zeinal Bava, asks the Timorese Government to be more involved in persuading Indonesia to provide a submarine cable connection in order to offer faster and cheaper Internet to East Timor.

"We ask for a combination of wider efforts, not only from Portugal Telecom [PT] and Timor Telecom, but also support within the government, because it is a strategic imperative for Timor," he said.

Zeinal Bava has been in Dili for a business trip, to celebrate the Timor Telecom´s 500,000 customers, and said that the company owned by PT "is more than 50 percent timorese" and the proposals commitments during 2009 were all achieved.

"When we look in terms of TT it must be remembered that it is a timorese company as well.”

Besides the entire support of Timor-Leste State and local entrepreneurs, there is also an indirect support of Fundação São José (Diocese of Baucau). Its success comes not only from the contribution of operational project that PT did, but also from the timorese investment.

As he explained to journalists, the increase of debt, improving service quality and reducing Internet prices, essential to popularize the information in Timor-Leste, it is vital the submarine cable, instead of using only the satellite.