Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) will be providing special relief mobile packages and bonus data, along with other initiatives to ensure all TCC customers are supported during the unprecedented CoViD-19 National Lock Down, the company announced on March 27. TCC CEO Timote Katoanga urged everyone to follow Tongan Government guidelines on Lock Down Level Four to limit and prevent the spread of CoViD-19 across Tonga.
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Saturday 28 March 2020
Monday 28 January 2019
Worldwide, more than four billion people are connected to the Internet, spending an average of roughly six hours per day on Internet-enabled devices and services. In Thailand and the Philippines, average daily usage is 9.5 hours; in the United States, 26% of the population is online “almost constantly;” and one billion more people in the world are projected to join the ranks of internet users by 2022. Yet as we embrace the digital world, the complexity of navigating it securely, efficiently, and in a personalized manner becomes more acute. By Anu Madgavkar and Olivia White
Monday 28 January 2019
Digicel Tonga’s CEO Francis Thomsen said today that the outage in the submarine cable network that connects the Kingdom to the outside world has put “the country into digital isolation”.
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Matangi Tonga is back online, thanks to Digicel Wifi services in Nuku'alofa. Our apologies for the delay in posting our news. Internet and telephone connectivity is currently disrupted on Tongatapu and 'Eua, following Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita on Monday night. News updates and photos will be posted soon. Happy Valentine's Day! Matangi Tonga Team.
Thursday 8 February 2018
UNICEF is calling for urgent action to protect children from a host of risks and harms online around the world including the Pacific, as part of its Safer Internet Day message this week. Tonga is playing its part with cyber safety programmes being delivered in the kingdom in partnership with UNICEF, who reports that that one in three internet users worldwide is a child.
Friday 19 August 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The Internet and World Wide Web (www) hold the keys to global knowledge once the privilege of a few who were lucky to be educated overseas. This is more powerful than the mere use of e-mails, visiting Websites, and chatting on your mobile phone. A computer makes world information available "ubiquitously" (anywhere, and everywhere). Sione Akemaihakau Mokofisi
Monday 17 September 2007
Tonga's two main mobile communication providers, the Tonga Communication Corporation and Tonfon have teamed up their texting services, announcing on September 14 that their customers can now receive and send text messages to each other.
Tuesday 14 December 2004
When Tonfon increases the capacity of its Global System for Mobile Communication from 5,000 to 50,000 subscribers before the end of this year, it will have the capacity to provide a mobile phone for one in every two people in Tonga.
Sunday 30 March 2003
The Auckland-based Taimi ‘o Tonga newspaper was declared by the Tonga government to be a prohibited publication on February 26. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
Monday 27 April 1998
HRH Princess Sālote Pilolevu Tuita (46) is the chairperson of Tongasat, a private company which is the agent of the Tongan government, for managing its satellite slots in space. Tongasat is responsible for negotiating with organizations to launch and operate communications satellite systems in the orbital arc positions held by the Kingdom of Tonga. Princess Pilolevu granted this interview to the Matangi Tonga in early February, and talked about the operation of Tongasat, their initiative to form a new satellite communications consortium for the Asia Pacific region, and the new Pacific Asia Global Holdings company that she has established with its headquarters in Hong Kong. The Princess also talked about her other business interests, as well as her views on the status of Tongan women in modern Tonga. Story & pictures by Pesi Fonua