Monday, 20th November 2017 – Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. Digicel Tonga, total communications and entertainment provider, today announced the launch of 4G+ services across the Kingdom of Tonga in partnership with Huawei, its network operator partner in the South Pacific region.
At the official launch, Digicel Tonga announced that it has invested in the upgrade of over 50% of its sites across the Kingdom of Tonga with 4G+ services and coverage includes the main islands of Tongatapu, Vava’u and Ha’apai. This is the cornerstone of a US$1.7m investment which demonstrates Digicel’s commitment to improving its communications services to the people of Tonga.
The timely launch combined with Digicel’s Christmas Campaign will boost customers online experience, be it YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or simply browsing the internet. The improved data speed is enhanced with the new 4G+ platform operating off 700 and 1800 MHz. Customers will get up to 80Mbps for downloads and 20Mpbs for uploads.
Ben Kealy, CEO at Digicel Tonga said: “This significant development marks the latest step for Digicel Tonga as we implement 4G+ across the Kingdom of Tonga, an investment that will provide the fastest network speed in the Kingdom. Our goal is to provide customers with access to the best services at the most competitive prices. This 4G+ upgrade, in partnership with Huawei comes at no extra cost to our customers, in fact it will further enable our customers to stay connected with friends and family both at home and abroad with our new and exciting 4G+ Double Data offer.”
He went onto say: “Only 9 years ago, Digicel entered the communications & entertainment market in Tonga and faced tough competition.