The OPT-NC contributes to educational continuity and facilitates the use of online tools

During the current lockdown as it was the case for the two previous ones, the OPT-NC actively participates in the effort of educational continuity by facilitating access to the Internet and online tools for educational institutions and students, from primary school to university. an initiative aimed at supporting education that is part of a social responsibility approach.

In close collaboration with the office of the Minister for Education and in partnership with the Vice-Rectorate, the OPT-NC provides, as it did during the two previous health crises, a solution that allows students to have temporary free access to the Internet, in order to have access to the distance learning contents put online by the different educational institutions.

Pre-identified on the basis of lists provided by the GNC, the VR and the DDEC, students who do not have a network connection but who have a telephone and/or computer equipment will be able to access the Internet free of charge and temporarily.

In close collaboration with Isabelle Champmoreau's office and the Vice-Rectorate, 2,200 students (1,400 from VR and 800 from DDEC) will benefit from a free 5GB connection.

In close collaboration with the office of the government member in charge of education, which identifies the needs in partnership with the Vice-Rectorate, the OPT-NC provides, as it did during the two previous health crises, a solution allowing students to temporarily access the Internet free of charge, in order to have access to the distance learning content put online by the various educational institutions.

Thus, 2,200 students (1,400 from the Vice-Rectorate and 800 from the Catholic Education system in New Caledonia) who do not have a network connection but who have a telephone and/or computer equipment, currently benefit from a free 5GB connection

In order to facilitate and improve the teleworking vonditions as well as the comfort of people in lockdown, the OPT-NC has temporarily and graciously increased the bandwidth of the Internet Service Providers (ISP) by +10%.

The objectives of this provision are, among others, to facilitate and improve the telework conditions and the comfort of people in lockdown.

In order to enable the use of public service online tools, the OPT-NC has temporarily and graciously increased by +50% the Internet connection capacities of institutions providing online services (FSI), such as public institutions:

  • Médipôle (hospital)
  • South, North and Loyalty Islands Provinces ,
  • Gendarmerie (law enforcement),
  • High Commission of the French Republic in New Caledonia (HCR),
  • Tribunal,
  • Department for Information Technologies and Services (DTSI),
  • National Telecommunications Network for Technology, Education and Research (RENATER),
  • Institute for Training in Public Administration (IFAP),
  • Météo France,
  • CCI Magenta, Nouméa, CCI Tontouta (Airports),
  • South Pacific Community(CPS),
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Environment of New Caledonia (DAFE),
  • French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER).

Due to the current health crisis, we are doing everything possible to ensure the continuity of our services and the sustainability of our networks in the long term. Our priority is to allow New Caledonians to continue to work, study and communicate. This requires real-time monitoring, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to adapt our networks to needs.