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As Part Of 10th Birthday Celebrations, Digicel Customers Connected To Savusavu Cable System

Digicel Fiji yesterday an­nounced its network is now connected to the Suva Sa­vusavu submarine cable. Digicel Fiji chief executive officer, Mike Greig is delighted to welcome a new era in
17 Oct 2018 11:43
As Part Of 10th Birthday Celebrations, Digicel Customers Connected To Savusavu Cable System
Digicel Fiji chief executive officer, Mike Greig

Digicel Fiji yesterday an­nounced its network is now connected to the Suva Sa­vusavu submarine cable.

Digicel Fiji chief executive officer, Mike Greig is delighted to welcome a new era in telecommunications service for the people in the North.

“This is perfect timing, we are cel­ebrating a milestone 10 years in Fiji this month and this new connec­tion to the Savusavu cable system provides our customers with world-class internet speeds, reliable data and mobile phone experience.

The new system

“The new system is more resilient and now reduces the risk of outag­es during cyclones, floods and bad weather conditions.

“The switch to Savusavu cable sys­tem provides a fiber 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.

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

“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,” add­ed Mr Greig.

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

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

For more information, visit the Digicel Fiji Facebook page or www.digicelfiji.com

Source: Digicel Fiji

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