Pactel International (Pactel), a satellite communications provider in Asia-Pacific and a member of the SpeedCast Group, today announced that Tonga Cable Limited (TCL) has selected Pactel to provide IP connectivity for their new fibre optic cable, connecting the islands of Tonga to an international fibre network via the Southern Cross cable in Fiji.
Fibre connectivity will replace the existing satellite network, also provided by Pactel, which is planned to be deployed as a backup link to provide automatic redundancy in case of a fibre network failure.
Tongas growing network has expanded from 40Mbps to 160Mbps and is expected to reach unprecedented levels of performance with minimal delay. The residents of Tonga will now have access to faster Internet speed and higher bandwidth capacity
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