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Digicel Goes Live with 4G

Digicel Goes Live with 4G
Barges and tugs carrying out Phase Two of the salvaging work on the sunken MV Southern Phoenix at the Suva harbour. Photo: Inoke Rabonu
August 15
15:45 2014

Digicel Fiji has now enabled customers access to the 4G network it was officially launched yesterday.

Digicel’s 4G coverage now extends to the greater Suva area (from Nausori to Lami), greater Nadi area including Denarau Island and the wider Lautoka area.

This is part of Digicel’s recent investment of $70 million to expand and upgrade its high speed network.

Digicel Fiji chief executive Darren McLean promised this will improve internet access and the customer experience.

“The demand for superfast wireless data network is growing in Fiji. More and more people are now able to afford smartphones and their need for data is enormous,” he said.

The investment will also benefit thousands of Unwired 4G customers.

“We have seen phenomenal demand for our Unwired service from all over Fiji and we are going to expand the coverage to new parts of the country for this service over the coming weeks. Speed will also improve,” he said.


Mr McLean said most customers will need to upgrade their device to 4G compatible.

“We have a great range of 4G compatible devices from Samsung to Alcatel to Nokia and all the big brands but there is an upgrade required,” he said.

“All you need to do is go to a Digicel retail store and view our range of devices and our staff members will ensure that you have a new 4G SIM and a 4G device to go with it.”

However, it is understood Apple devices (iPads and iPhones) will not be compatible with the 4G network through direct data usage. This is something being sorted out with Apple.

However, if someone is using a Mifi device, they will be able to connect their Apple devices on 4G network.

When out of the 4G network?

Mr McLean said when people move out of the 4G network range, they will switch over to 3G network automatically.

He, however, stressed there will be no price difference between 3G and 4G.

“You buy one data package and regardless of where you decide to move, it’s price range is exactly the same way, so there’s one set of data pack for Digicel,” he said.



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