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Digicel Working With Local Authorities Establish Satellite After Tonga Cable Limited Submarine Cable Damaged

We will continue to work with the local authorities to restore full connectivity as soon as possible.
17 Jan 2022 10:20
Digicel Working With Local Authorities Establish Satellite After Tonga Cable Limited Submarine Cable Damaged
A vehicle is swept away after tsunami waves hit Tonga after the volcano eruption on Saturday 15 January, 2022.

Digicel is working with local autorities to get their satellite link connectivity established to limited customers in essential services and government.

Digicel chief executive officers Anthony Seuseu and his team are working with local authorities to resolve the damage caused as a matter of urgency.

“We understand the need to be connected to your loved ones during this difficult time and we will continue to work with the local authorities to restore full connectivity as soon as possible.”

A tsunami had hit Tonga’s largest island TongaTapu, as a result, Digicel customers in the Kingdom of Tonga  have experienced disruption in their mobile service, Mr Seuseu said.

Digicel’s domestic mobile towers are in operation across Tongatapu.

Currently all communication to the outside world in Tonga is affected due to damage on the Tonga Cable Limited submarine cable, as a result of the volcanic eruption in Hunga Hapai Island.

“We are all praying for the safety of our loved ones in Tonga. Within the next 24 hours we will have an update for you on our systems.

“Digicel is encouraging all to continueto practice  safety precautions to protect your lives and families,” he said.

Meanwhile the New Zealand Defence Force has sent its Orion aircraft to undertake a reconnaissance flight.



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