Digicel Fiji has announced plans to invest a further FJD13 million (US$6.2 million) in upgrading its 4G LTE infrastructure to meet the soaring demand resulting from the pandemic.
TeleGeography reports that the upgrade is aimed at boosting data capacity in residential areas and extending coverage in underserved regions. Local outlet Fiji Village quoted the operator’s CEO Farid Mohammed as saying that he expected the upgrade to be complete by the end of October.
“The additional investment will enhance customer experience especially in areas where Digicel is facing challenges because of the increase in data usage due to more people working from home and more people online from home due to the current pandemic restrictions”, said Mohammed.
Digicel Fiji embarked on an investment programme in 2019 which has seen the operator spend FJD30 million on deploying LTE-Advanced Pro technology (Pre-5G) as well as extending 4G coverage in maritime zones.
Earlier this month, Digicel Fiji launched a satellite broadband service branded as Digisat, which offers affordable internet access to rural and remote communities.