Fiji Time: 3:11 AM on Saturday 1 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Digicel refutes delay claim

Tevita Vuibau
Sunday, May 11, 2014

DIGICEL says it is not the source of delay in the e-ticketing system despite government assertions made yesterday that the company has not yet joined the e-ticketing party.

Speaking at the Fiji Bus Operators Association annual general meeting, Attorney-General and Minister for Transport Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Digicel was still working on the technical aspect of its system.

"We have put in place a decree, we have got Digicel and Vodafone and the third provider are talking together but unfortunately Digicel has still not come up with the goods," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

"That is a fact, they still have not come up with the technical aspects, you obviously need at least two competitors, you need to be talking to each other, their equipment, their machines, their software solutions need to be talking with each other."

But Digicel commercial director Andrew Skelton said their system was ready.

"That is incorrect," Mr Skelton said regarding the delays.

"We are ready to go, we are currently the only operator in the country that has tap-on tap-off capability."

He added the delay was in making the e-ticketing machines interoperable — allowing cards from the three competing service providers to be compatible with each other's machines.

"One of the key pillars of the regulations is interoperability and no operator in the country has interoperability."

Meanwhile, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum has warned bus operators they would be fined if their drivers did not allow passengers with e-ticketing cards in buses whose machines were not working.

"You must ensure that of your bus drivers and if your machines do not work and somebody has got an e-ticket and your machines do not work or cannot read it, that's your problem.

"The bus driver must allow the travelling passenger on to the bus. Under the decree you will also be fined."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Carjack case on to High Court
  2. Suspended MP vows to fight on
  3. Life on a thread
  4. BAF fines Times
  5. 'Interviews not allowed'
  6. Coach's tough call
  7. Nakaora under probe
  8. Carjacking in broad daylight
  9. More suspects arrested in carjacking case
  10. ALLOWANCE Parliament approves raise for MPs

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)