Tonga cable limited says it has enough cable to fix damaged line

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In brief: news from around the Pacific | RNZ News* 1:37 pm on 17 February 2022 

Tonga cable limited said there’s enough cable onboard the repair ship, the Reliance, to complete connecting the fibre optic cable damaged by the the giant volcanic eruption and and tsunami in Tonga last month.

Head of Tonga Cable Limited Samuiela Fonua said any reports suggesting there isn’t enough cable on board is wrong.

He said the crew are working hard on repairing the cable after an 80 kilometre section was cut during the disaster.

“Yes there is enough cable onboard to make the replacement. They working on connecting the cables and hopefully on the weekend they connect both ends.”

He is hoping they are able to connect Tonga to the world at the weekend.


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