Australian networking company, CBO Telecommunications, has successfully completed a large ICT project for the Solomon Islands Government with the deployment of a secure private network to connect 85 government offices.

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Finance ICT Support Unit made the submission for government support in late 2010 and in November 2012 CBO was awarded the $3.25 million contract to build a Metro Area Network (MAN) as a single use network for public sector agencies.

Mr. Mark McGregor, Managing Director of CBO Telecommunications, said the deployment included the design, installation and management and support of the network followed by a three year maintenance and support agreement.

McGregor said CBO worked with its local Solomon Islands partner, Satellite Solutions, as well as vendors including Cambium Networks, Opengear and APC, to deploy the network.