Fijivillage
1 June, 2020, 8:58 am
Central - 24°C Rain
Fijivillage
NEWS SPORTS
1 June, 2020, 8:58 am Central - 24°C Rain
ACCF
ACCF

FCCC reviews and reduces charges for FINTEL cable landing station

FCCC reviews and reduces charges for FINTEL cable landing station

By Pratika Mala
Wednesday 18/09/2019
Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission CEO Joel Abraham and FCCC General Manager Senikavika Jiuta

Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says Fijians need to have affordable access to the internet no matter where they are which is why FCCC has reviewed and reduced charges for the FINTEL cable landing station.

CEO Joel Abraham says a 10-gigabyte line which previously cost $40,000 will now cost $640 effective from the 1st of October.

Abraham adds the reduction will eventually be passed down to the customers.

The Southern Cross cable is the optical fibre submarine cable that links Fiji’s international telecommunications systems with the rest of the world and provides the bulk of Fiji’s internet and data access.

He adds that since data is now an essential and widely utilised commodity which is essential to business and communication and given that FINTEL has a monopolistic position in the market, FCCC undertook a thorough review of the current rates to ensure accessibility of these services for Fijians.

He adds unregulated monopolies can prevent Fijians from accessing important services and does not stimulate competition in markets.

Abraham says the change also means that the cost of service is no longer driven by the capacity of connections, but rather by FINTEL’s capital and operational expenditures.

He says this has resulted in a reduction in FINTEL’s charges for access to the submarine cable.

ADVERTISEMENT

MH Moneygram
MH Online Shopping Banner

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Fiji's approach to deal with effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
As Fiji battles against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and organisations have come forward to lend a helping ...
32 days ago

Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold
As Tropical Cyclone Harold hit Fiji mainly causing destruction to Kadavu and the Lau Group, we give you an in-depth report on stories of the build-up ...
51 days ago

COVID-19 Response Budget
Attorney General and the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum presented the COVID-19 Supplementary Budget to parliament at 7.30 on Wednesday ...
66 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Man charged for allegedly raping 4-year-old step-granddaughter in Ba
A 57-year-old labourer who allegedly raped his 4-year-old step-granddaughter in Ba has been charged with three counts of rape and will appear in the B...
2 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Ten people arrested for allegedly breaching curfew including an attempted burglar
Ten people were arrested for breaching the nationwide curfew from 10 o’clock last night to 5 o’clock this morning with one suspect possibly ...
59 minutes ago

Cop charged for allegedly breaching curfew
A Police officer has been charged with Failure to Comply with Orders after allegedly breaching the curfew over the weekend. During the curfew ...
1 hour ago

Several cities across the US resembled war zones as George Floyd protests continue
Police in the US are struggling to control arson, damage, and looting following the death of George Floyd in Police custody. In the video footage, ...
1 hour ago

Good progress made in Nasinu area clean up
Good progress is now being made by the Nasinu Town Council to clean up the piles of rubbish which has been building up in the Nasinu area in recent ...
2 hours ago

Significant drop in gas and fuel prices from today
The significant drop in gas and fuel prices officially comes into effect from today. Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission CEO, Joel Abraham ...
2 hours ago

TOP