Vodafone Fiji’s 4G+ now live and active
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.”
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
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.