The team had to travel to the remote site to assess the situation, carry out repairs and restore communication from Kao to Vava’u, Tongatapu and Ha’apai.
The tower at Kao is the link to connect the three island groups and it’s vital to pass communication onto these islands.
The Kao site was built in 2016.
Kao Island is a 45-minute flight from Tonga’s international airport.
The team had not visited Kao in the last two years, neither had they used this medium of communication since 2019 when the fiber was cut for the first time.