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Wallis and Futuna

Wallis and Futuna 238 the contemporary pacific spring 2002 tions. The government has established Tongan culture, support the rights of the Tonga Communications Corpora- all Tongans, and protect the indepen- tion, in place of the previous compa- dence of the kingdom. These moves, nies (Cable and Wireless and Tonga together with the introduction of a Telecom), to run both international high-speed wireless service and fiber- and domestic telephone services. The optic cable to link the central business new corporation’s immediate plans are area of Nuku‘alofa— which, the to establish a 2.5g gsm cellular tele- Crown Prince avers, will liberate the phone service with email and tele- common man more than the auto- phone capacity, and to increase Inter- mobile— demonstrate again the fre- net accessibility. The government has quently startling juxtaposition of also issued a license to a second tele- complementary ideas that characterize communications carrier, Tonfšn, a Tonga. At the very least, they promise fully owned subsidiary of Shoreline interesting future developments on Communications, a company headed several fronts. by the Crown Prince that already pro- k e r ry ja m e s duces most of the power for Tonga’s electricity supply which is then dis- tributed by the Tonga http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2002 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

238 the contemporary pacific spring 2002 tions. The government has established Tongan culture, support the rights of the Tonga Communications Corpora- all Tongans, and protect the indepen- tion, in place of the previous compa- dence of the kingdom. These moves, nies (Cable and Wireless and Tonga together with the introduction of a Telecom), to run both international high-speed wireless service and fiber- and domestic telephone services. The optic cable to link the central business new corporation’s immediate plans are area of Nuku‘alofa— which, the to establish a 2.5g gsm cellular tele- Crown Prince avers, will liberate the phone service with email and tele- common man more than the auto- phone capacity, and to increase Inter- mobile— demonstrate again the fre- net accessibility. The government has quently startling juxtaposition of also issued a license to a second tele- complementary ideas that characterize communications carrier, Tonfšn, a Tonga. At the very least, they promise fully owned subsidiary of Shoreline interesting future developments on Communications, a company headed several fronts. by the Crown Prince that already pro- k e r ry ja m e s duces most of the power for Tonga’s electricity supply which is then dis- tributed by the Tonga

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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