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Telecom Fiji Lim­ited an­nounced the ini­ti­a­tion of yet an­other strate­gic and long-term in­fra­struc­ture en­hance­ment project.

The com­pany has em­barked on a High­Speed Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Op­tic Fi­bre In­fra­struc­ture de­ploy­ment project span­ning 90kms along the Raki­raki to Korovou do­main along the Kings Rd on Viti-Levu.

TFL em­pha­sised that this is a two-pronged ex­pan­sion project which would pre­dom­i­nantly pro­vide much needed ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity and growth op­por­tu­ni­ties.

It would not only pro­vide ser­vices to ad­di­tional com­mu­ni­ties and busi­nesses but also have greater ca­pac­ity to meet the ever in­creas­ing de­mand for band­width and con­nec­tiv­ity.

The com­mis­sion­ing of this en­hanced op­tic fi­bre network would re­sult in a par­a­digm shift in terms of con­nec­tiv­ity for all Fi­jians. This en­hanced ca­pac­ity would es­sen­tially put Fiji on par with the de­vel­oped coun­tries in terms of its readi­ness for the next wave of su­per­fast broad­band in­ter­net ad­vance­ment dubbed “5G”.

TFL chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mothilal De Silva said: “While 5G net­works are wire­less in na­ture they would re­quire high through­put fixed in­fra­struc­ture to carry that in­ter­net traf­fic. Op­tic Fi­bre in­fra­struc­ture has been proven to be the en­abler of this much an­tic­i­pated 5G ser­vices.”

The project has been con­tracted lo­cally with over­seas con­sul­tants pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise and on the job train­ing to TFL en­gi­neers. The project is en­vis­aged to be fully com­mis­sioned to­wards end of Novem­ber 2017. Source: Telecom Fiji Lim­ited

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