Friday, 5th June 2020 I Suva I Fiji – Digicel Fiji, your data network, today announced a massive $30m network upgrade.
Digicel Fiji CEO, Farid Mohammed said; “We simply want to give our customers the best mobile experience we can. This multi-million dollar investment in our network at a time when the country is surrounded with Covid-19 issues is a great step for Fiji. We are committed on building the best in class network that will improve coverage, internet speeds and the data experience for our customers.”
“In the first phase of upgrade, we have invested more than $14m which started late 2019. The benefits of this $14m project completion sees Digicel adding additional data capacity using the latest LTE technology. We have upgraded most of our sites in the main centers to LTE Advance Pro Technology (Pre-5G) in Suva, Nausori, Nadi and Lautoka. We have also increased our LTE coverage in maritime areas and Vanua Levu.”
The recent Covid-19 impacted everyone, more so during the lockdowns in Suva and Lautoka when many companies had to resort to working from home, this saw the Digicel network observe more than 40% increase in data traffic demand.