Tonga Cable Fixed – Kingdom Back Online

Digicel Tonga CEO Anthony Seuseu announced yesterday that all its customers are now reconnected to the outside world as data connectivity has been restored in the main island of Tongatapu and ‘Eua after undersea submarine cable repairs.

The Kingdom was brought offline after a break in the international undersea cable which connects Tonga with Fiji and the rest of the world because of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami last month.

Anthony says “we are delighted to see that our customers are connected to the outside world again and we want to thank you for your patience. Our customers can now connect with friends and family, do their online business with international partners, surf and stream the internet seamlessly and enjoy movies, music, sport, and more on their smart devices.”

“We have learnt some tough lessons and we know how important Internet connection is to our people. The recent incident has also provided the opportunity to our team to look at increased investment and network optimization to plan and prepare better for a catastrophic event of such nature in the future,” adds Anthony.

Digicel’s technical team has set up the satellite link to restore connectivity for Ha’apai Island and are working on trying to get Vava’u back online this week.

The submarine repair vessel worked for more than 2 weeks to fix it.

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