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High speed broadband goes live in Tonga

Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Latufuipeka, Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, has a Skype call with the hundreds of Tongans celebrating World ICT Day in the Tongan Capital, Nuku'alofa. Thomas Michael Perry / World BankThe World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Tonga Cable Corporation (TCC), media and others joined the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga at a ceremony at the Tonga Cable Limited building to celebrate the arrival of high speed internet in Tonga. At the ceremony, from the station’s control room, Continue reading

Global broadband study: national plans and competitive markets are crucial

The United Nations telecommunications satellite dish located at the Headquarters in New York, part of a worldwide global communications network operating 24-four hours a day, is a major link with overseas United Nations offices and with peacekeeping operations. The Secretariat Building is seen in the background. 10 January 1996 United Nations , New YorkCountries with a clearly-defined national vision for broadband roll-out are significantly out-performing those taking a more laissez-faire approach to broadband development, according to a new joint report just released by ITU, the Broadband Commission for Digital Development and network equipment maker Cisco Systems. According to new research undertaken by ITU analysts for  Continue reading

Tonga to get its first broadband internet connection

Loluhama Mausia, Teacher, Tailulu CollegeHoko (‘connect’ in Tongan) is the current buzzword on the streets of Nukua’lofa. If there is any year the Kingdom of Tonga would be justifiably excited about internet, 2013 is it. As one of the most remote island nations on the planet, the impending arrival of high-speed, fiber-optic broadband internet – made possible through the World Bank-supported Continue reading