Category Archive: Project

TCL and ASN signed a Contract for the Domestic Cable

After the successful launching of the Tonga – Fiji submarine fibre optic cable, the Government of Tonga approved the extension of the cable system to outer island groups of Vava’u and Ha’apai. Tonga Cable Limited was given the task of the implementation of this project. The main objective was to provide fast, reliable, economical and …

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Update on the extension of the cable

O5 March 2015 The extension of the submarine fibre optic cable to provide broadband communication services to outer islands of Vava’u and Ha’apai is moving ahead.

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ADB and World Bank Visit

Tonga Cable Limited Board of Directors met with high level delegates from both the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) on 24 February 2015 and 26 February 2015 respectively.

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Project Documents

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Vava’u Office

The Honourable Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano, was the guest of honour in the ground-breaking ceremony for the commencement of the Domestic High Speed Broadband project in the outer islands on 14 May 2014.

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Domestic Cable

The extension of the cable to outer islands of Vava’u and Ha’apai is already approved by the Government. The cable between Tongatapu and Vava’u will be an unrepeated cable system with approximate length of 380km which includes a Branching Unit for Ha’apai. The preliminary studies for the extension are completed; tender documents is prepared and …

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Cable Launch

The launching of the Tonga Cable System was held on Wednesday 21st August. His Majesty King Tupou VI opened the Landing Station at Sopu and officially marked the commissioning of the Cable System.

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Cable Arrival

A ceremony to mark the landing of the cable was held on 11th of June, 2013. As it is our tradition; the ceremony was opened with a prayer followed by remarks from distinguished guests from various government departments

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Landing Station

The Landing Station was designed and built to house all necessary terminal and supporting equipment for the Cable System with provisions for extension of the Cable to outer islands of Tonga.

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Route

Tonga Cable Limited was formed in November 2009, with approval of Government of Tonga, to build and manage a submarine fibre optic cable to connect Tonga to an international network.

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