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250K radio signal upgrade

Timoci Vula
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Communications Fiji Ltd (CFM) has spent about $250,000 in upgrading works so far this year, about half the amount it spent last year

CFM revealed these figures yesterday, through the South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) where it is listed, after completing its transmission upgrade in the Northern Division.

General manager Ian Jackson said the upgrade had resulted in an improvement of signal strength in southern Vanua Levu and Taveuni.

He said listeners to all five of their radio stations — Viti FM, FM 96, Legend FM, Navtarang and Radio Sargam — would now enjoy strong coverage in the region.

He added that their network had been redesigned to improve program delivery to the Northern Division from its Suva-based studios.

"Working with Vodafone Fiji, we are now delivering a fully digital service to our transmitters in the North," Mr Jackson said.

"This means higher quality radio and much improved reliability, particularly in bad weather," he said.

Mr Jackson said their teams recently toured the region, and hosted live broadcasts in partnership with the poverty alleviation team from the Prime Minister's office. "We were delighted with the response to our stations right across Vanua Levu and Taveuni," he said.

Mr Jackson said their investments in 2011 and 2012 reflected the shareholders' commitment to continuous improvement of their broadcast operations in the country.

Meanwhile, he said their engineering team were now finalising plans for the next round of investment and upgrading projects to commence early next year.


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