Connectivity in Tonga restored thanks to Digicel and SES Networks partnership

Digicel Tonga achieved rapid restoration of its mobile and broadband connectivity for its customers across Tonga on the back of a major fibre break in a third party-owned cable thanks to the help of SES Networks’ managed services solutions

Using SES’s reliable and comprehensive C-band beams to deliver satellite-enabled and scalable IP transit trunk circuits between Tonga and Fiji, Digicel moved into high gear to ensure business critical services were available to the people of Tonga.

Digicel Tonga CEO, Francis Thomsen said, “Our job always is to ensure that our customers are as connected as possible. We have been hugely helped in that by SES Networks who provided a reliable and flexible solution that could help us overcome the challenges faced when trying to get our mobile networks and broadband access up and running where and when we needed it in the shortest possible time. Our customers have an alternative path to access data services at all times through SES’ satellite fleet and the peace of mind that Digicel is always working to keep them connected.”

“We are extremely proud to deliver data connectivity to nations that experience unexpected outages, so that their citizens can continue with daily communications and business activities without interruption,” said Imran Malik Khan, VP, Fixed Data Sales APAC at SES Networks.

He continues; “We have worked closely together with Digicel in the past in the Asia Pacific region, and now we have been able to work together to implement Signature Telecom Solution in record time in Tonga. We are especially pleased to help Tongan people get back online while efforts to repair the Tonga Cable System are taking place.”