Digicel completes deal for Tonga Cable

28 July 2017, 12:00AM

Photo: Deputy C.E.O. of Tonga Communication Corporation Sione Veikoso, Digicel Samoa Head of Corporate Affairs Toalepai Waikato Lefale Fatu, Samoa Attorney General Lemalu Herman Retzlaff, Honourable Minister of Communication and Information Technology Afamasaga Rico Tupai, Incoming Director Representing Digicel on the Tonga Cable limited board  Pepe Christian Fruean, Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, The Hon Siaosi Sovaleni, Associate Minister of M.C.I.T., Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi and Digicel Head of Legal & Regulatory, Jaynen Mangal.

Complete communications and entertainment provider, Digicel Tonga Limited, in February this year entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (‘S.P.A’) with the Government of Tonga for the sale of Shares in Tonga Cable Limited (‘T.C.L’), a strategic Government asset. 

Today marks the Completion of the S.P.A.  

As a result, Government will be able to co-finance alongside the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, the extension of the fibre optic cable to Vava’u and Ha’apai Islands for an improved telecommunication service in both Island groups.  

This announcement reinforces Digicel’s objective to increase accessibility to and penetration of communications to Tonga – as well as to deliver the economic and social benefits that communications bring. 

Speaking at the announcement Mr. Ben Kealy, C.E.O. of Digicel Tonga said; “We are committed to delivering on our vision of being a total communications and entertainment provider across the region and this investment is a significant step forward  for our customers in Tonga”. 

About Digicel Group 

Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific.

Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets, including Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs. 

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.

28 July 2017, 12:00AM

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