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Vodafone Fiji Invests $55m into Network Infrastructure

“We are committed to strengthening our existing network infrastructure and will continue to invest in more capacity on our existing platforms to focus on untapped regions in Fiji, especially rural and maritime areas with an injection of 20 new sites.”
03 Aug 2022 17:01
Vodafone Fiji Invests $55m into Network Infrastructure
Vodafone Fiji Regional Chief Executive Officer, Pradeep Lal.

Vodafone Fiji Regional Chief Executive Officer, Pradeep Lal yesterday announced a further investment of $55 million into the company’s network infrastructure.

“Such investment is essential to deliver on our promise of continuous improvement and of course, strategic to aim of future-proofing Fiji’s number 1 network. It is also an investment to support our growing digital economy and bridging the digital divide so that no one is left behind,” Mr Lal said.

Over the last two decades, Vodafone Fiji has built a robust network infrastructure to deliver the latest, faster, more reliable Internet and Wi-Fi services to Fijians.

“We are a market leader in mobile communications connecting over 800,000 Fijians, forging ahead with our transformational strategy, Vodafone Fiji is evolving from a traditional telco to a leading provider of new generation connectivity and digital services provider of scale in Fiji”, said Lal.

“We are committed to strengthening our existing network infrastructure and will continue to invest in more capacity on our existing platforms to focus on untapped regions in Fiji, especially rural and maritime areas with an injection of 20 new sites.”

 

Vodafone, on this front, is well positioned to meet the increasing demand for data products and services. In a world where digital activities are growing at lightning speed, connectivity is crucial to our society, our economy, and ultimately our everyday lives.

The digital world is exploding amidst the global pandemic insurgence and the exponential growth in data usage is reflected on our network as well.

Mr Lal said Vodafone Fiji has recorded fivefold increase in data traffic over the last few years.

Mr Lal stated that on an average, data traffic is increasing by up to 50% annually and this demonstrates the size and capacity of our network to handle the increased demand.

“We have over 500,000 data subscribers connected on our network with monthly usage exceeding 10,000TB and growing. This clearly indicates a growing demand for data and the Internet remains an engine for growth and expansion.”

“It is therefore critical to invest in the expansion of network infrastructure and technology.”

 

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