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Digicel mobile services restored in Labasa, Nabouwalu, Savusavu and Taveuni

Digicel Fiji has made major progress in restoring network connectivity in the Northern Division after communications in the area went down for all mobile networks during the height of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston on the weekend. The vast majority of the Digicel network in now restored in Labasa, Savusavu, Nabouwalu and Taveuni. Digicel Fiji’s Chief […]

Peni Shute

February 25, 2016 11:10 am

Digicel Fiji has made major progress in restoring network connectivity in the Northern Division after communications in the area went down for all mobile networks during the height of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston on the weekend.

The vast majority of the Digicel network in now restored in Labasa, Savusavu, Nabouwalu and Taveuni.

Digicel Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Darren McLean, said he is delighted that communication is now running.

Our technical team has been working around the clock to establish communication up in the North and we are delighted that they’re been able to fix most of the damage on towers and restore communications.

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A Digicel technician conducting repair works to on a mobile telecommunication tower to restore services. Source: Satish Narain / Digicel.

We know that some Digicel customers have been out of touch with family and friends since the devastating Tropical Cyclone Winston struck on Saturday.

We have now have network connectivity in most areas of Labasa, Savusavu, Nabouwalu and Taveuni.

We can also assure you that our technical teams are also working to restore areas still without, part of this is restoring network in the outer islands so we can restore communications in as many locations as quickly as possible.

Mr. McLean said Fiji has experienced a catastrophic event, and he apologises for the communication damage.

Our nation has experienced a catastrophic event, and our hearts go out, especially to those who have lost family members.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank our customers for their patience while service restoration efforts are in progress.

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