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Tuesday 9 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Cable Ltd. has moved into a new two-storey building at Sopu ready to operate a US$33 million submarine fibre-optic cable telecommunications network for Tonga, expected to be completed by the end of July 2013.
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Wednesday 8 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Communications costs in Tonga are under pressure as the Tonga Government aims to collect more than $10 million pa'anga revenue from the communications and public enterprises sector in the current financial year.
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Thursday 10 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Network of France won the contract to lay a submarine fibre-optic cable system from Fiji to Tonga, which is expected to be in service by June 2013.
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Wednesday 19 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga took another step toward connecting up to the Southern Cross Submarine Fiber Optic in Fiji and to the world high-speed communication network yesterday, October 18 when the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano presented Robert Bolouri, the manager of Tonga Cable Limited with a Wholesale Communications Licence.
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Tuesday 30 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The General Manager of Tonga Broadcasting Commission Elenoa 'Amanaki (63) hands over the reins on public broadcasting when her four-year contract ends on Tuesday, September 30.
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Wednesday 13 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The launching of an SMS text message service by the Tonga Communication Corporation on July 11,was a milestone in the development of mobile telecommunications in Tonga, according to the Acting General Manager of TCC Timote Katoanga.
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Tuesday 14 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 16 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has a new reputation as a leader in world web pornography, this week being ranked as one of the top ten country suffixes for web porn publishing.
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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 December 2003
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new professional organisation of Tongan news media was officially registered in Nuku‘alofa as an incorporated society on 11 November 2003. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Telecommunications managers in the Pacific are looking at how island communities can take advantage of new telephone and internet technologies. 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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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Two new mobile telephone base stations for Tongatapu were set up by the Tonga Communications Corporation last year, at a cost of $500,000 and more stations are planned for other islands of Tonga in 2003. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The telecommunications work linking the small islands in Tonga has won an international award and global recognition for the contractors involved. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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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
A second Internet Service Provider for Tonga, Kaivai, has yet to go into operation. A licence was issued last year for the new ISP following an invitation from government for applications for licences. It was part of government’s open policy on licences for operators in the mass media, television and FM radio stations, and Internet Service Providers. 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
The restructuring of Tonga’s telecommunications will be completed in July 2001 with the establishment of the new Department of Communications. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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