Gov­ern­ment urges ex­pan­sion of wire­less in­ter­net ac­cess

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Gov­ern­ment will con­tinue its work to ex­pand pub­lic ac­cess to wire­less broad­band in­ter­net. This an­nounce­ment was made by At­tor­ney-Gen­eral and Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum fol­low­ing a meet­ing with Dig­i­cel Board Chair­man De­nis O’Brien. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum em­pha­sised the need for more ex­pan­sive and ro­bust telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in­fra­struc­ture to meet the in­creased de­mands from con­sumers for both greater wire­less in­ter­net ac­cess and faster down­load speeds. “Smart phones are be­com­ing more preva­lent through­out the coun­try and that can mean faster and bet­ter ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion for the Fi­jian peo­ple,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“How­ever, that is only pos­si­ble if our telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions ca­pa­bil­i­ties grow at a com­men­su­rate rate – and we look for­ward to work­ing with Dig­i­cel to make that hap­pen.” The A-G and Mr O’Brien went on to dis­cuss spe­cific areas of fu­ture development in Fiji’s telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions sec­tor.

Dig­i­cel Fiji ac­knowl­edged their strong re­la­tion­ship with Gov­ern­ment since their ar­rival here in 2008 and the A-G thanked Dig­i­cel for their con­tin­ued work in bring­ing high-qual­ity mo­bile net­work ser­vices to Fiji.

The A-G em­pha­sised the need for more ex­pan­sive and ro­bust telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in­fra­struc­ture to meet the in­creased de­mands from con­sumers for both greater wire­less in­ter­net ac­cess and faster down­load speeds.

Photo: DEPTFO News

At­tor­ney-Gen­eral and Min­is­ter for Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (right), with Dig­i­cel group board chair­man De­nis O’Brien.

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