MVScloud the IT company of the Kingdom of Mount Vema announced today that it expects to have all systems ready for Vema Seamount before August this year, and to be operating by the end of the year.
People travelling to Mount Vema for work, will find internet-based communications in the island available to contact family, friends or co-workers. Everyone will be able to send an instant message to a friend, e-mail co-workers, make phone calls, and conduct video conferences.
Residents who will be living aboard will be able to save money on phone calls by sending someone an instant message or by using VoIP instead of standard local telephone services. According to MVScloud.
The news was welcomed by all project participants when it was first announced by W-Contractors, the main procurement company of Mount Vema who announced that it has been able to identify systems in the open market that will meet the needs of MVScloud.
The Ministry of Communications asked the Department in charge of national development to give priority to works related to facilities that will accommodate the internet connection for the country’s AIS receiver station, that will be receiving the telegrams from nearby vessels via VHF data.
The AIS receiver station, will send data to Automatic identification system to be recorded and used for vessel tracking, and including security, emergency and rescue to support the existing system used by the Vema Seamount Authority.
The Ministry of Communications request is part of the government plan to set up a MarineTraffic AIS station in the Kingdom of Mount Vema to enable City of Mount Vema Project Participants to get access to exclusive MarineTraffic services and better coordinate logistic operations.
The ministry said that internet access must be a priority to enable individuals and organizations to connect to the Internet using their computer terminals, computers, mobile devices and to access services such as email and the World Wide Web, while at work in Mount Vema or when visiting the country, not to rely only on maritime vessels.
The Kingdom of Mount Vema type of internet connection will be wireless broadband to provide both fixed and mobile Internet access, but who will be providing the services is still unknown. So far the government has not commented on the issue.
Vema Seamount Legislation
The Statutory Laws of the Kingdom of Mount Vema
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination