Tuesday, 16th October 2018 – Suva, Fiji - Digicel Fiji, your data network, today announced its network is now connected to the Suva Savusavu submarine cable.
Digicel Fiji CEO, Mike Greig is delighted to welcome a new era in telecommunications service for the people in the North.
“This is perfect timing, we are celebrating a milestone 10 years in Fiji this month and this new connection to the Savusavu cable system provides our customers with world-class internet speeds, reliable data and mobile phone experience. The new system is more resilient and now reduces the risk of outages during cyclones, floods and bad weather conditions.”
“The switch to Savusavu cable system provides a fiber link capacity between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu of 10,000Mbps, which is more than a dozen times more capacity than the past link and simply means we can serve our customers better.”
“Our customers in the North now have far greater internet experience and are on par with what customers enjoyed on Viti Levu. This new connection also provides an advanced broadband highway in order to drive social and economic growth in the North. This will also boost the local economy, creating more jobs and further opportunities in the ICT sector,” added Mike.
The Savusavu cable connects to the Tui Samoa undersea cable, providing a high-capacity and high-availability fiber optic link between Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island and Vanua Levu.
Digicel will celebrate this milestone achievement with the people of North with free open air concerts in Labasa on Friday and in Savusavu on Saturday.