Mobile companies reinforce presence in Fiji

Leading mobile phone companies announced major developments recently with Vodafone Fiji now fully Fijian owned while its rival Digicel rolled out a massive AU$40.4 million expansion of its Fiji operations. Digicel Fiji’s CEO Darren McLean said the upgrade would add more speed and reliability to its already high-speed data network. Major urban centres would access its 4G network while 3G plus coverage would be extended to other parts of the country.

“Customers are demanding more of our data network each month so we have made a big decision to enable all of our towers across the country with high speed 3G+ data capability. In addition to this we are also building the nation’s largest 4G network in the main centres of Fiji. This means even higher wireless internet speeds of around 20 Mbps in the key population areas,” said McLean “Our customers want faster speeds in more places so they will benefit enormously from this network upgrade. Digicel has invested over FJ$200 million since we started operations here on October 2008.

The needs of our customers have evolved at a rapid rate and with our reputation for network reliability and coverage we are positioned exceptionally well to deliver on those needs. “Digicel’s build of the country’s largest and newest 4G network will result in the most advanced mobile network in the region. As well as providing the best internet experience to mobile customers, the expanded network will enable new Cloud data services as well as introducing a worldclass experience for our tourism industry through our managed Wi-Fi services,” he added.

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