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Tonga to remain internetless for weeks following eruption

Henry Burrell
Tue, 18 Jan 2022

Tonga to remain internetless for weeks following eruption
Satellite imagery of Saturday's eruption at 6:30pm local time. (Image: NIWA)
Henry Burrell
Tue, 18 Jan 2022
There's no clear timeline on how long it will take to repair a subsea cable between Tonga and Fiji that was damaged during the weekend's volcanic eruption. Tongan telecommunications have been majorly disrupted since about 6:40pm local time on Saturday, following the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami.Tonga Cable Limited (TCL) chairman Samiuela Fonua confirmed to BusinessDesk the cable is damaged but that the full extent will only be confirmed when a ship can pull the cable up for inspection.&ld...

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