The Tonga Cable Project was initiated in 2009 with approval from the Government of Tonga and supported by the World Bank. It was determined that building a connection to Fiji to interconnect with the existing Southern Cross cable was the best option to achieve regional and global connectivity from Tonga. Tonga Cable Limited (TCL) was formed to manage the subsea cable project and brought OSI in to consult and advise across multiple areas, from project planning to implementation and delivery.
OSI provided network design, engineering, project management, quality assurance, and oversight of planning, installation, and commissioning activities. OSI took a critical advisory role to support TCL through the procurement and negotiation process for the network and also supported the negotiations for a long-term cable maintenance contract.