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Network expansion

Ana Madigibuli
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIGICEL Fiji plans to expand its network into areas that do not have mobile network coverage.

Chief executive officer Maurice McCarthy said those areas included Tavuki in Kadavu, Nakorowaru in Gau and other parts of the Lau Group.

He said the company's vision for the year and beyond was to continue working with customers to better understand their telecommunication needs.

"We need to look into delivering the right products that drive both added-value and greater efficiencies to meet those needs," he said.

"This includes our everyday consumer who wants access to the internet to our largest client who needs the world's most cutting-edge technology to ensure they compete in what has now become a global market.

"This is in line with government's objectives to bridge the digital divide between the rural and urban, the rich and poor."

He said Digicel was making headway with its range of affordable and innovative smartphones. This, he said, was in line with the recent announcement by government on the reduction of duty on smartphones.

Meanwhile, the mobile company has offered assistance to those affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan late last year.

Digicel Fiji head of marketing Sheryl Singh said it was encouraging to see people offering assistance towards cyclone relief efforts.