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Thursday 6 June 2013
Kingston, Jamaica:
Digicel Tonga's mobile money service received one of two awards won by Digicel in the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2013, announced in London, United Kingdom on June 5.
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Monday 3 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cable ship “Ile de Re” is now in Suva and preparing to roll-out an 837km underwater fibre-optic cable line from Fiji to Tonga, in a $34 million project that will boost Tonga's internet capacity by 6000 times.
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Thursday 28 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ProComm Services, a new Help Line-Call Centre for telecommunications services in Tonga was officially launched by Princess Angelika this morning, 28 February at the Tungi Collonade, Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 8 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a Landing Station for a $US33 million submarine fiber-optic cable telecommunications network for Tonga, was led by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano at Sopu, on the Nuku'alofa waterfront on January 24. The US$33million project, jointly funded, 80% by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and 20% by the Tonga Communications Corporation, is expected to be in operation by the second quarter of 2013.
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Wednesday 11 June 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
Mr Ian Thomson has been appointed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to coordinate its work on the Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System (Pacific RICS) and Oceania One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) projects.
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Wednesday 7 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new telecommunications operator, Digicel Tonga Ltd. officially launched its operation in Nuku'alofa this morning, five months after acquiring Tonfon Communications.
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Monday 24 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Communications Corporation has accumulated a loss of $50,000 during the five days that its international, inter-island telephone, and internet services were disrupted last week.
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Monday 17 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no telephone or internet communication between Tonga and the rest of the world for about 26 hours, from 12.30pm on Saturday, January 15 until 3 am today, January 17.
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Tuesday 21 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The growth in the use of mobile telephones and the Internet in Tonga since 2002, after government allowed a second telephone company, Tonfön to enter the market and compete with the government's own telephone company, the Tonga Communications Corporation, has been unparalleled in the region.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A former technician with the Tonga Telephone and Telegraph Department back in 1957, Alexander James McGregor (80), from Grey Lynn, Auckland, visited Tonga for the third time in November. When he first arrived in Tonga in 1957 homes were thatched huts, and there were no aeroplanes, just ferries. There were a few vehicles and the telephone system operated through one switchboard.From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Remote Islands and Rural Technology was the theme of a two-day Pacific Islands telecommunications workshop that was held at the International Dateline Hotel, Nuku'alofa, from September 29-30.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When a new mobile phone provider, Tonfön (Shoreline Communications) launched its telephone service on July 31, Tonga became the only Pacific island country to allow two competing telecommunications companies. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Communications Corporation finally launched their GSM Mobile telephone U-call service on December 14 and their customers in Nuku‘alofa couldn’t wait to get their hands on them. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The thrust by Tonga’s two telecommunications companies, the Tonga Communications Corporation to introduce a new cell phone service, and by Tonfön to introduce a wireless telecommunications system, this year met a number of setbacks, which meant that both companies were unable to meet their July deadlines. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga has yet to form an official committee to take care of its National Information Technology policy, a responsibility that will probably go to the newly formed Department of Communications. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The excitement over the development of Tonga’s telecommunications is related to three important decisions that were made by government before the turn of the century. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
"I have never understood what too advanced means," says Crown Prince Tupouto'a, who believes that wireless telephones and a fibre optic internet connection will provide liberation for the common man greater than that originally given him by the automobile. He says that governments all over the world will have to downsize and become much smarter at collecting their revenue... and tax people when they spend and not when they earn. Interview: HRH Crown Prince Tupouto‘a. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While some people welcome the open-policy approach of the Tonga government which is allowing in a second telephone carrier, and inviting applications for more Internet Service Providers, there are mixed feelings from the private sector. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Thousands of people are waiting for telephones in Nuku‘alofa and to get them all on line quickly means for the most part going wireless, and putting in some high tech cables for a small area of the Nuku‘alofa business centre. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual consultation meeting between TongaSat and a Satellite Committee of government got underway in Nuku’alofa for two days during the third week of August. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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