Tonga internet cable project completes first major stage


The Tonga end of an 826 kilometre underwater fibre optic cable link has come ashore from Fiji.

The project costs $US34 million and is funded by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Tonga Communications Corporation.

Audio: Paula P Ma’u speaks to Pacific Beat (ABC News)

The chief executive of Tonga’s Ministry of Information and Communication, Mr Paula P Ma’u, has told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat the new optic fibre cable will help reduce the costs of high speed internet.

via Tonga internet cable project completes first major stage – Australia Network News – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).