Since 2002, the Project has been closely
supporting USP on the planning and design
of USPNet Upgrade.
In August 2002, Mr. Yamamoto,
JICA short-term expert, visited USP to work
on the planning of the upgrade and design
of the USPNet.
Mr. Keith Moala (USP Counterpart)
and Mr. Yamamoto's report supported by Dr.
Sugiura, was completed in the form of "Short-
Term Action Plan for the USPNet Enhancement"
and "Medium to Long Term Plan for the USPNet
The short-term solution that
was proposed in 2002 was to have been completed
at the end of 2003. However, due to delays
in the short-term solutions, the USPNet
Upgrade team has combined some of the short
and medium solutions for an effective upgrade
with more profits.
Dr. Kazunori Sugiura
and Mr. Shunsuke Fujieda were in Fiji from
17 August - 4 September to provide technical
support for the USPNet Upgrade. There were
two main objectives of their visit: