Digicel has confirmed that all its customers in Tonga are now connected to the outside world as data connectivity has been restored after undersea submarine cable repairs.
Tonga was offline after a break in the international undersea cable which connects Tonga with Fiji and then to rest of the world.
The cable had multiple faults and breaks due to the volcanic activity and the submarine repair vessel worked for more than 2 weeks to fix it.
Digicel Tonga CEO Anthony Seuseu says incidents related to submarine cables are considered a force majeure which presents a challenge for local network operators.
Seuseu says Digicel was the first to restore international calls services just days after Tonga went into a communication black-out through the satellite link and later restored intermittent internet services.
He says they are delighted to see that customers are connected to the outside world again.
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