Vodafone Fiji Rolls Out 4G+ and Pre 5G Network to Cover 96% of the Population

Vodafone Fiji Rolls Out 4G+ and Pre 5G Network to Cover 96% of the Population Image Credit: Vodafone Fiji

Vodafone Fiji announced that it will complete the first round of upgrade of 100 existing 3G base stations to 4G+ & Pre 5G base stations by end of March 2019.

40% of the 3G base stations have already been upgraded to 4G+/Pre 5G and customers are already enjoying improved speeds and coverage in these areas.

Additionally, work has also started on 144 completely new 4G+/Pre 5G base stations for expanded capacity and coverage across Fiji. 50 4G+ / Pre 5G are currently under construction and 20% of the total new base stations should be commissioned by March end. The remaining  new 4G+/Pre 5G base stations should go live progressively, said the Operator.

The upgrade is part of the Operator's $207m capital investment in its network infrastructure. 4G plus coverage will be expanded to almost all of Fiji covering estimated 96% of the population from the current 60%. According to Vodafone Fiji, data usage on its network has increased 400% over the last 2 years from 10 Petabyte to 400 Petabyte. (1 Petabyte = 1 x105 bytes). 

Pradeep Lal, Vodafone Fiji's Regional CEO
Globally, for network technology providers like us, the demand for data is driven largely by Internet of Things (IoT) and the need for access to data at any time anywhere. It has therefore become a business imperative for network technology providers like Vodafone to provide ubiquitous access to data 24/7. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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