Digicel Fiji Welcomes ITU report

Wednesday 27 February – Digicel Fiji welcomes the latest findings on Fiji?s performance in delivering Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services and infrastructure to its citizens.? The research was administered by the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies. Being the first to discover the findings of the report in Fiji, Digicel commends the Government for its initiative and investment in the sector.

Digicel Fiji?sHead of ICT, Mr. Craig Smith states, ?The report by the International Telecommunication Union is an encouraging one for Fiji as we have performed exceptionally well for a small island nation competing with bigger, more developed ones?. He adds that ICTs underpin everything done in the modern world, and presently, each and every one was dependent on ICT networks and applications.

?ICThas helped manage and control everything from emergency services, water supplies, power networks and food distribution chains, to health care, education, government services, financial markets and local and international transportation,? he said.

?Fiji?s progress in the Global ICT arena is the result of the Government?s vision and commitment in developing the industry,? said Mr. Smith.

He added that Digicel strongly supported the government?s aim of establishing Fiji as the regional hub of telecommunications in the Pacific and bridging the digital divide between the rural and urban, the rich and the poor.

?In terms of ICT, Digicel has experienced exponential growth in just a few years and we are hence delighted with our contribution towards Fiji?s ICT Industry. We have successfully delivered cutting-edge business solutions to many Fijian businesses that now enjoy fast and reliable data transfer. Our ICT services include; International Private Lease Circuit (IPLC), which is available across the South Pacific, Managed Campus-wide Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) Service, Wi-Fi hotspots, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Services,? added Mr. Smith.

?Digicel also provides high-speed Dedicated Internet Service for its clients, including those requiring installations in remote areas. Examples includeresorts in the Yasawas, Mamanucas, Northern Viti LevuandLau Group. Our able Field Engineershave also carried out custom installations at some of these sites,? said Mr. Smith.

Mr. Smith said that with the help of their ICT Services, Digicel brought the benefits of modern communication technologies to all Fijians in an efficient, safe, easy and affordable manner.

ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP

After 11 years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 12.8 million customers across its 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.

Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.

In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars ? an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.

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