North To Enjoy Telecom’s Ultra-fast Internet

Telecom Fiji Limited Celebrates Gimme Fibre Day today.
04 Nov 2022 12:20
North To Enjoy Telecom’s Ultra-fast Internet

The Northern Division is fibre-ready and will soon enjoy the ultra-fast internet speed provided by Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL).

Telecom will be connecting the North to its Fibre Broadband Service followed by other fibre-ready areas around the Central Eastern Division.

(Fibre-ready areas are those ready to be connected to Telecom’s Fibre Broadband Service.)

Areas in the Central Eastern Division include Bayview, Namadi, Suva Point, Navurevure, Bureta, Boron, Domain, Nailuva, Nasese, Upper Wailoku and Rifle Range whilst the Western Division includes Kennedy in Nadi and Simla in Lautoka.

Telecom is Fiji’s first and only home fibre broadband service provider delivering ultra-fast internet speed and allowing for a smoother internet experience for both business and residential customers.


Gimme Fibre Day 

Today, it will join thousands of organisations all over the world to mark and celebrate Gimme Fibre Day.

Gimme Fibre Day is an annual event that was created by the FTTH (Fibre to the Home) Councils Global Alliance to showcase how fibre has positively impacted communities on a global scale and what policymakers around the globe can do to help further advance the rollout of fibre.

Fibre uses light to transmit data, making it much faster when compared to traditional copper cable types which are bound by physical limitations.


With higher bandwidth capacity, fibre cables have the capability of being 100 times faster.

They also provide significantly greater protection from interference than traditional copper cable types because they don’t physically carry an electrical signal.

Two years ago, Telecom invested $180 million towards Fibre Infrastructure in a bid to keep Fijians connected and technologically on par with the rest of the world.

The investment came with a 5-year plan carried out in phases starting from the replacement of old cables down to the introduction of better and more flexible data plans for customers.

“In this age of information and global connectivity, we as a country need to have a robust and future-proof infrastructure that allows us to keep up with the rest of the world and ensure that we as Fijians and our future generations to come are not left behind,” Telecom Chief Executive Officer, Charles Goundar said.


“During the COVID-19 lockdowns, thousands of Fijians relied on our services to work, get COVID-19 updates to keep safe, communicate with friends and family, shop and keep themselves entertained at home. This was when we saw the greatest shift from traditional to digital space as more people adapted to the new way of working remotely via fibre optics while keeping themselves and their families safe from the reaches of the pandemic.”

The ultra-fast speed and reliability that fibre optic cable brings allow sophisticated systems, facilities and even home internet use to improve.

“Telecom, a 100 per cent locally-owned company, is the ‘ENABLER’ to other Communications Services and ICT Infrastructure providers in the country.”



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