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Digicel Tonga Restores 98% network


NUKU’ALOFA-February 20, 2018: 10.35am (Nuku’alofa Times/Digicel): Digicel Tonga has restored 98 percent of its network here in Tonga, following devastation caused by Cyclone Gita last week.

With recovery efforts still underway in Tonga, Digicel has been able to restore 98% of its network with most communication services back up and running helping emergency services, families and friends to connect freely again.

CEO Ben Kealy

CEO Ben Kealy

Digicel Tonga CEO, Ben Kealy said work continues for them.

“We have total coverage back-on-air in the main Tongatapu and we are pleased to report that we have network coverage for 98% of the population. Our technical engineers are now working round the clock to restore the last site on Eua Island and also repair a few sites which currently only have 3G network available (4G being worked on). We should have total coverage by the end of this week.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Tonga who are still trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild and we are deeply saddened by and concerned about the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita that hit Tonga last week.”

Digicel Tonga currently operates out of the Tanoa Dateline Hotel as their head office receives repairs after the cyclone.

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