44172-022: Tonga-Fiji Submarine Cable Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Tonga-Fiji Submarine Cable Project will provide a submarine fiber optic cable system linking Tonga to Fiji where an existing international submarine cable system will provide onward cost-effective access to the rest of the world. This will provide substantially higher initial capacity of 10 Gpbs and reduce international connectivity costs by at least 50%. The submarine cable system will stimulate increased take-up of broadband internet, and lower the cost of telecommunications services. ... Read More

Country Tonga
Project Number 44172-022
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Grant No. 0256
Grant No. -
Approval Date 23 Aug 2011
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 9,700
Sector Information and communication technology
Subsector ICT infrastructure
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Partnerships (PAR)
Private sector development (PSD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C

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