The island state of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean was left without access to the Internet after the damage to the submarine cable, reports the New Zealand portal Kaniva Tonga.
According to the portal, on Sunday morning it became known about the malfunction of the cable with the length of more than 800 kilometers, connecting Tonga with the island of Fiji, RIA “Novosti” reports.
Edwin Liava, the head of the Tonga Cable operator, said that the cable restoration works will take from one to two weeks, maximum – three weeks. Limited Internet access via satellite is now available on the island.
The Kingdom of Tonga is a Pacific state in Polynesia with a population of more than 100 thousand people.
Interruptions in the Internet due to cable damage are not uncommon. In 2017, residents of three regions of the Far East lost the opportunity to access the Internet due to cable damage in Khabarovsk Krai.
In 2013, the damage to the fiber optic cable led to the disconnection of the Internet in many parts of Syria.
In 2012, a Georgian pensioner during a non-ferrous metal hunt damaged a spade of cable that provided Internet access for the whole of Armenia and part of Georgia.