Digicel Fiji received a licence to test 5G technology tomorrow (May 17) from the Ministry of Communications.
5G delivers faster downloads, seamless streaming, gaming in real-time and represents a future where devices are interconnected and immersive experiences are the norm.
Following testing, the Pacific operations of Digicel, which is headquartered in Jamaica, it will work with the Government and partners on a deployment plan.
5G technology offers numerous benefits to businesses, including increased capacity, lower latency, and better connectivity. This translates into improved streaming, enhanced video conferences, and a greater ability to perform tasks remotely.
With faster response times and access to near real-time data, businesses can power technologies in industries such as healthcare, construction, education, industrial automation, public safety, and virtual and augmented reality, where quick response times are critical.
Crucial move for Digicel Fiji
Speaking at the official testing launch, Regional Digicel Pacific CEO, Shally Jannif emphasized that this is a significant step for Digicel Fiji noting “the hunger for faster internet grows each day. Smartphones and the booming internet age mean that data traffic is increasing,”
Jannif explains, “data networks are like busy traffic-filled highways. 5G relieves this congestion by adding lanes in the form of spectrum bandwidth. This increased capacity leads to faster data speeds and better performance – especially in crowded areas.”
She thanked the Fiji government for granting Digicel this licence, and for its ongoing support of Digicel’s efforts to bring the latest in mobile technology to the people of Fiji.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Viliame Gavoka acknowledged that sectors such as travel, and tourism depended on access to the internet for competitiveness.
Continuing, the Fiji Minister went on to say, “airlines and crafts depend on it for safe navigation. Retailers, medical professionals, students, farmers – essentially everyone. For an island nation like us, connectivity is ten-fold more important.”