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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new wireless telecommunications system being designed for Tonga will be the first of its kind to be used on a nation-wide basis anywhere in the world. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government’s move to form the new Tonga Communications Corporation is making sluggish progress. It has far to go before it could be in a position to take over the running of the international service from Cable and Wireless plc and the domestic telephone services from the Tonga Telecommunications Commission. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES 1999: Tonga's Crown Prince Tupouto‘a (51), at the turn of the century, talks about his bid to provide a second telephone carrier for Tonga, alongside the new Communications Corporation planned by government. He pointed out: “I think that the Boards in charge of Government-owned companies (or any other company for that matter) should be aware that they are expected to behave responsibly otherwise swift retribution shall follow.” By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s current internet charges should be seen in the context of remote Pacific Islands, and are on par with those islands that do not have a subsidised internet, said Jon Morris, the General Manager of Cable & Wireless plc Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
After 21 years of connecting Tonga to the rest of the world, Cable and Wireless plc, which has the exclusive right for Tonga’s international telephone connection will cease its service in July 2000, when the company’s Franchise Agreement with the Government of Tonga expires. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Sunday 20 December 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
TongaSat resumes work on its vision for a trans-Pacific link between Asia and the USA. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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Monday 27 April 1998

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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
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