September 10, 2016 8:45 am

Vodafone Expands its Network Coverage

Vodafone Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Pradeep Lal confirmed that in line with their expansion plans to further ease connectivity amongst all Fijians, 10 new sites have been commissioned across the country recently. We have commissioned 10 new sites for our customers in the rural and island locations in Kadavu, Taveuni, Qamea, Vanua Levu and along the […]

Vodafone Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Pradeep Lal confirmed that in line with their expansion plans to further ease connectivity amongst all Fijians, 10 new sites have been commissioned across the country recently. We have commissioned 10 new sites for our customers in the rural and island locations in Kadavu, Taveuni, Qamea, Vanua Levu and along the Rewa-Tailevu corridor. This will help our customers stay in touch with family and friends now with better connectivity, said Lal.

Vodafone will continue to further enhance its network coverage for the people so that they can remain connected even if they are in the remote islands and rural areas of the country.  Commenting on the expansion plans, Lal added “we had identified some sites that required installation of new towers to enhance coverage.  Now with the 10 new sites in place, this will increase network coverage in the identified areas.

Provincial Administrator for Kadavu Mr. PeniTora said “that the two towers constructed have eased connectivity for the people.  These two towers addresses the plight from the villagers of Kavala and Tavuki as well.People of Kadavu thank Vodafone Fiji for extending connectivity to the deprived areas and helping improve the livelihoods of all the people here”, said Tora.

Now, more than 2,000 Kava farmers and fishermen can be constantly in touch with not only their families but their suppliers and this connectivity will allow fast flow of the commercial commodities, added Tora.

Mohammed Hissad who is a shop owner in Qamea says that he can now connect to his suppliers on time and not have to worry about connectivity problems anymore. After the Qamea site got activated, network coverage mainly between Matei and Lavena village on Northern Taveuni and villages and settlements around Qamea Island have greatly improved.  The new site will help connect the fifteen villages and more than ten settlements in these areas.

The villagers along the Rewa – Tailevu corridor have also benefited from the recent network expansions. Network coverage has been enhanced in Vutia, Rewa and with a new site in Kiuva Village in Tailevuwhich expands coverage to over five villages in the surrounding areas.

With 22 years of operations in the country, Vodafone continues to heavily invest in the network infrastructure with over $100 million being pushed into its development in the past three years, highlighted Lal.

“Vodafone remains committed to connecting all Fijians through further investment in its network and through the provision of new products and services”.The investments have resulted in majority Fijians being connected on the latest networks including 4G and 4G+ networks. As part of our development plans, Vodafone is

The investments have resulted in majority Fijians being connected on the latest networks including 4G and 4G+ networks. As part of our development plans, Vodafone is channelling a further investment of $35 million this year towards the network expansion