Tonga Cable System

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Tonga Cable System
FoundedConstruction begin: 2012
Area served
Tonga & Fiji
OwnerTonga Cable Limited (TCL)
Website Tonga Cable Limited

Tonga Cable System is a submarine cable system connecting Tonga with Fiji. [1] It is 827 kilometres (514 mi) long. [1] It has cable landing points at Sopu Tonga and Suva Fiji. [1] The project is funded by Asian Development Bank [2] and the World Bank. [3]

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History

On January 20 2019 the fibre optic cable broke and disrupted Internet to Tonga. Satellite communications was used as backup. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Tonga Cable Launch". TongaCable. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  2. "Tonga-Fiji Submarine Cable Project". Asian Development Bank. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  3. "Contract for the Submarine Cable System for Tonga Signed Today". Tonga Ministry of Information and Communications. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  4. Nick Perry (23 January 2019). "No screen time: Tonga faces weeks of internet disruption". Associated Press. Retrieved 23 January 2019.