CI$250k contract awarded for sub-sea cable examine

Cayman News Service

Maya-1 undersea cable

(CNS): Grant Thornton Specialist Services (Cayman) Limited has won the CI$250,000 contract to conduct a formal feasibility study into the modernisation of the Cayman Islands’ submarine cable infrastructure. The study will form the outline business case that will inform the government about whether or not to invest in a third communication cable. The proposal is a carry-over policy from the previous administration that PACT supports, being keen to ensure that Cayman remains well connected to the world.

The consultants were selected following a request for proposals at the end of last year, which officials said had attracted several professional and specialist submarine cable consultancies. It also follows industry and stakeholder consultations that the government said have been carried out over the past eighteen months.

During that consultation period, as the PPM-led administration began preparing the bid for an outline business case, Cable &…