Fiji plays a very important role in the Pacific Islands as it is among the most advanced economies in this region. The Fijian Citizens do rely heavily on the telecommunication services to stay connected in a very increasing globalized society. Fiji does present the challenging geographical for the infrastructure development generally, due to populating being wide-spread across over 100 islands. However, the majority of the Fijians live on two main islands of the Viti Levu and the Vanua Levu. In the year 2018, Fijian government has been able to implement plans to connect two major islands via the submarine cable system, well, this is going to offer the high-speed internet access to residents of the Fiji’s second largest island.
This is going to offer a very more secure link between two islands in times of emergency weather events, like regular tropical cyclones that often cause much destruction to this region. The natural disasters often do destroy the infrastructure including the electricity as well as the telecoms equipment. Rural, maritime and remote communities of Fiji is going to receive the boost to communication services in the year 2018 with Fijian government’s television systems arm, by the name Walesi, hence obtaining further satellite capacity from the Eutelsat.
This is going to allow Free to Air television to be able to broadcast to the wider range of the remote communities. Overall, Fiji does host a more sophisticated communications systems with the highest mobile as well as the internet penetration in the Pacific islands. More improvements to the networks have been continuing with the Digicel Fiji rolling out the LTE-A network in mostly populated areas of Fiji. Some of the companies in the report includes Fintel Internet Services (Kidanet), Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH), Inkk Mobile, Unwired Fiji, Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL), Digicel Fiji, Vodafone Fiji Limited (VFL), Pacific Emerging Technologies (PET), Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN), Fiji International Telecommunications Limited.
Some of the key developments in the report include:
Communications Fiji Limited has sold a minority of its shareholding in Unwired Fiji to the Digicel in the year 2017 on June.
ATH got to be given the regulatory approval to be able to acquire the BlueSky Cook Islands in the year 2017.
This country has demonstrated the initial progress towards the 5G readiness.
The pricing reductions in the data, as well as hardware together with increased in the bandwidth availability, have observed the mobile broadband penetration expansion dramatically over the last few years.
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