Voda­fone Fiji’s 4G+ now live and ac­tive

Fiji Sun - - Sunbiz - EDITED BY: RACHNA LAL KATHRIN KR­ISHNA

Voda­fone Fiji’s 4G+ net­work is now live and ac­tive which will mean faster in­ter­net speed for its cus­tomers is guar­an­teed. The an­nounce­ment was made last night at the Grand Pa­cific Ho­tel by Voda­fone Fiji chief ex­ec­u­tive, Pradeep Lal.

Mr Lal said Voda­fone Fiji is one of the first mo­bile op­er­a­tor’s in the Pa­cific to have en­com­passed the lat­est ad­di­tion of 4G+ ser­vice for their cus­tomers. “With ac­cred­i­ta­tion from OOKLA as be­ing the fastest 4G net­work provider in Fiji, Voda­fone Fiji con­tin­ues to in­vest in bring­ing the lat­est mo­bile tech­nol­ogy to Fiji,” he said.

“It is now sprint­ing into the ul­tra-fast uni­verse of 4G+ to add more value and de­liver the high­est qual­ity of mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion and un­matched speeds to its cus­tomers.

“The roll-out en­sures Fiji is on par with the de­vel­oped coun­tries in the world and re­mains on the fore­front of dig­i­tal revo­lu­tion.

“Bil­lions of peo­ple across the world are al­ready on­line and more are ex­pected to join them in the next few years as broad­band cov­er­age ex­pands trans­form­ing the world into a highly con­nected and in­ter­ac­tive world.” Mr Lal said the phase of mo­bile net­works have trans­formed from not only hav­ing the ca­pac­ity and ca­pa­bil­ity of voice and SMS ser­vices but ex­tended to value added ser­vices, high speed data and IOT (In­ter­net of Things). “The world is fast evolv­ing with the power of mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion and In­ter­net of Things are no longer seen as a dis­tant fu­ture but more so is hap­pen­ing NOW,” he stressed.

What it means

Mr Lal em­pha­sised data con­sump­tion on the in­ter­net is set to more than triple by 2018.

And the in­tro­duc­tion of faster net­works like 4G+ in Fiji means we are ready for what the fu­ture holds, he stated.

The in­tro­duc­tion of 4G+ ser­vices pro­vide a mas­sive boost to any ac­tiv­ity in­volv­ing real time trans­fer of large amounts of data and live stream­ing of high def­i­ni­tion video and tele­vi­sion. Mr Lal said cus­tomers with com­pat­i­ble smart­phones are al­ready en­joy­ing their 4G+ Net­work and lat­est com­pat­i­ble de­vices are read­ily avail­able in their stores to cater for cus­tomers.

“With the­o­ret­i­cal down­load speeds of 225 Mbps on a 4G+ net­work; Voda­fone’s ul­tra­fast 4G Plus net­work makes man­ag­ing your life on the go a breeze,” he said. “Think: faster up­loads, down­loads and web brows­ing, bet­ter video view­ing ex­pe­ri­ences or ac­cess­ing apps on the go now a re­al­ity.”

The phases

Mr Lal said they have al­ready rolled-out the first phase of the net­work and are con­tin­u­ing to ex­pand to other lo­ca­tions. “Our 4G+ net­work is now live and cur­rently cov­ers 65 per cent of our pop­u­la­tion and by Christ­mas our cov­er­age will reach 85 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion,” he said. “Cus­tomers can en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence of our ul­tra-fast 4G+ speeds with­out any ex­tra cost or setup. “Cus­tomers can get hooked onto 4G+ given the lo­ca­tion and their smart­phone com­pat­i­bil­ity.”

Our 4G+ net­work cur­rently cov­ers 65 per cent of our pop­u­la­tion and by Christ­mas our cov­er­age will reach 85 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion

Pradeep Lal Voda­fone Fiji chief ex­ec­u­tive

Photo: RON­ALD KU­MAR

Voda­fone Fiji act­ing CEO, An­drew Ku­mar (left) and Chief Mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer, Ra­j­nesh Prasad as they un­veiled their new 4G+ net­work at Grand Pa­cific Ho­tel last night.

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