24th May 09:05 AM
Vodafone to expand their 4G+ coverage to cover 96% of the population
By Iva Danford
Friday 15/03/2019
Vodafone Fiji’s Regional CEO Pradeep Lal

Through their $207 million capital investment, Vodafone Fiji will be expanding their 4G plus coverage throughout the country covering an estimated 96 percent of the population from the current 60 they have reached now.

While making this announcement today, Vodafone Fiji’s Regional CEO Pradeep Lal says apart from the capacity upgrade to meet the huge demand for high spend mobile broadband coverage in the Suva-Nausori-Lami Corridor, and the western division, 4G will be extended to cover almost all of Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Rabi and Laucala Island.

With the amount of dissatisfaction shown from some Vodafone customers on the internet speed, the Regional CEO has confirmed that customers will get highspeed mobile broadband after the completion of this network upgrade.

Lal says $60 million is geared towards providing high speed internet services in te rural and remote areas including islands.

He says they are also working to provide high speed internet services to Fijians in rural areas like Muaniweni, Naiyala, Kadavu, Beqa, Levuka, Dawasamu and the Namosi highlands.

Lal says they are setting up a high capacity transmission link between Savusavu and Labasa to bring high speed internet services to Labasa and the rest of Vanua Levu. He says works on this is expected to be completed by end of April.

He says for the first time in Fiji they will have Pre 5G services to cover 50 percent of the population after the completion of the network upgrade.

Lal says as part of their phased rollout program, their 100 existing 3G base stations will be converted to 4G+ and Pre 5G base stations.

He says additional work has also started on 144 completely new 4G+ and Pre 5G base stations for expanded capacity and coverage across Fiji.

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