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 Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tonga’s fibre-optic cable has been connected to Fiji International Telecommunications’ (FINTEL’s) communication systems, FBC News reports. With the capacity of the link between the two countries said to be around 20Gbps, FINTEL’s network and communications manager Laisiasa Nakacea was cited as saying: ‘FINTEL will be the gateway for communication between the two countries. For Tonga they will witness the introduction of high speed broadband … and a lot of other new services that will be introduced to Tonga on the high speed cable that we will be putting in today.’ The completion of the links between the two countries is expected within the next few weeks.

The development follows the signing of a landing party agreement between FINTEL and Tonga Cable Ltd in December 2011, with the cost of the World Bank-funded Tonga-Fiji cable project at that date estimated at USD32 million, according to local press reports.

Source: TeleGeography.