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Tuesday 1 March 2022
Reliance

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's domestic fibre optic telecommunications cable was torn apart by tremendous forces and deeply buried under volcanic debris on the ocean floor. It may take up to a year to fix. Tonga Cable Ltd. is looking worldwide for anyone with a 110km spare cable, but it may have to be specially manufactured and delivered from France. It was one of two cables broken during the Jan. 15 eruption.
Monday 21 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongatapu end of Tonga’s international fibre optic cable was being pulled up today for splicing and is expected to come online by late tomorrow, Tuesday, 38 days after a large section was blown to bits by a volcanic eruption on Jan. 15.
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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 80 km stretch of Tonga's telecommunications cable, was blown to bits by a volcanic eruption on Jan. 15 and there's no easy fix. Short pieces have been recovered, while a major section of the fibre optic cable, about 55 km long, including an expensive repeater, has yet to be recovered from the seabed. By Mary Lyn Fonua
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Tuesday 8 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cable repair ship, Reliance, found the Fiji end of the Tonga cable this afternoon - but more breaks are suspected and it will setback the repair date to Sunday Feb. 20. By Linny Folau.
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Monday 7 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Progress has been slow today, Monday, in the search for the Fiji end of Tonga's submarine telecommunications cable - suspected to be broken in several places. Bad weather and rough seas persist in the area. The cable repair ship Reliance recovered the Tonga end of the international cable over the weekend, and secured it at 7:00am Saturday. The ship also recovered a 1.2km long piece of separated submarine cable.
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Sunday 6 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After two weeks of scrambling for satellite connectivity, one of Tonga's two main telecommunications networks started rolling out more data capacity last week. But there's simply not enough capacity to meet national demand, and allocation of bandwidth has to be carefully managed, until the fibre optic cable is repaired.
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Friday 4 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's broken submarine telecommunications cable is not where it is supposed to be. A search last night by an ROV from the cable boat Reliance, could not locate the break, after it arrived in the area yesterday. By Linny Folau.
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Saturday 29 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Tongatapu’s small business community met on Thursday Jan. 27, to discuss their concerns, amid an unfolding national catastrophe, following volcanic eruptions and devastating tsunamis, they slumped in chairs and their faces showed how seriously concerned, worried, exhausted and frustrated they are. But after all of that, what's really destroying them is the total failure of Tonga's international communications two weeks ago. Tonga's telecommunications authorities have put spectrum licensing roadblocks around the local private sector's ability to find relief in a commercial satellite broadband service solution. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Monday 19 July 2021

Sydney, Australia
Telstra Corp Ltd on Monday, 12 July was in discussions to buy the Pacific operations of the telecom company Digicel Group, Reuters news service reported yesterday, 18 July.
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Wednesday 28 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eighteen technicians will be flown to Tonga on a chartered flight to install the new telecommunications system in the Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s new building in Nuku'alofa, and to construct an antenna at Niuafo‘ou, in order to to complete a Nationwide Early Warning System (NEWS) and Strengthening Disaster Communications project, supported by the Government of Japan.
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Saturday 24 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of internet users lost their service in Tonga yesterday morning in an extended internet disruption that is continuing for some customers of Tonga Telecommunications Corporation for a second day, today. While the TCC wireless postpaid service remained operational yesterday, TCC staff explained that the outage affected their prepaid customers and the ADSL fixed line services.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of Tongan secondary school students took part in a ‘Stop, Block & Tell’ program which developed one-minute videos for television and raise awareness on cyberbullying.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $1.8 million data network upgrade to provide faster internet download speed in Tonga has been completed by Digicel. All sites across Tongatapu, Ha‘apai, Vava’u and ‘Eua are now using what is termed LTE or “Long Term Evolution”, which is a marketing phrase to signify progression toward true 4G.
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Thursday 21 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Group, the largest phone carrier in the Pacific Islands, with headquarters in Jamaica, announced it is working to refinance its activities and reduce its multi-billion dollar debts. The company has denied Australian reports of a deal to sell to China Mobile in the Pacific.
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Wednesday 4 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Semisi Panuve has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for Tonga Cable Limited (TCL) effective from 2 March.
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Friday 8 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An outdoor broadcasting vehicle to support natural disasters preparedness, was handed over by Japan to the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, on November 8.
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Wednesday 7 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anthony Seuseu is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer for Digicel Tonga for a period up to three-years.
Friday 1 February 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s broken international submarine fibre optic cable should be fixed by midday tomorrow, if all goes to plan, according to the operations team on board the cable repair ship ‘Reliance’. The cable blackout is entering Day 13 on Saturday February 2.
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Thursday 31 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A satellite service provider has helped Digicel Tonga continue to quickly restore critical mobile and broadband connection for its business and regular customers after Tonga's fibre optic submarine cable was damaged on 20 January, causing an internet and data services blackout.
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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second fault on the international submarine cable, which connects Tonga through the Southern Cross Cable Network to Fiji, was located further out to sea from the first fault, early this morning, 30 January.
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