Link to boost internet

ITS 10 years of existence in Fiji will be celebrated in the North as Digicel provides customers with world-class internet speed and reliable data.

The company connected its network to the Suva-Savusavu submarine cable yesterday, enabling customers to enjoy an advanced broadband highway.

Digicel Fiji chief executive officer Mike Greig said the achievement was to welcome a new era in telecommunications service for the people in the North.

“Our customers in the North now have far greater internet experience and are on par with what customers enjoyed on Viti Levu,” he said.

“This new connection also provides an advanced broadband highway in order to drive social and economic growth in the North.

“This will also boost the local economy, creating more jobs and further opportunities in the ICT sector.”

Mr Greig described the success of connecting to the Suva-Savusavu cable as perfect timing.

“We are celebrating a milestone, 10 years in Fiji this month, and this new connection to the Savusavu cable system is more resilient and now reduces the risk of outages during cyclones, floods and bad weather conditions,” he said.

“The switch to Savusavu cable system provides a fibre-optic link capacity between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu of 10,000mbps, which is more than a dozen times more capacity than the past link and simply means we can serve our customers better.”

The Savusavu cable connects to the Tui Samoa undersea cable, providing a high-capacity and high-availability fibre-optic link between Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, and Vanua Levu.

Digicel will celebrate this milestone achievement with the people of the North with free open-air concerts in Labasa on Friday and in Savusavu on Saturday.

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