Telecom Fiji Advances Fibre Optics Project in Vanualevu - Telecom Fiji Limited

Telecom Fiji Advances Fibre Optics Project in Vanualevu

Telecom Fiji commemorated a significant milestone today with the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of its Fibre Optics Northern Project, held in Seaqaqa. The ceremony marked a pivotal moment in expanding underground Fiber optic cables between Seaqaqa and Savusavu. The distinguished Chief Guest, Commissioner Northern, Mr. Uraia Rainima, highlighted the project’s importance in advancing connectivity across the region.

Telecom Fiji’s ambitious 5-year fibre investment plan focuses on creating a highly resilient and scalable national backbone communications network. Expanding fibre between Seaqaqa and Savusavu is a key component of this plan. This expansion will not only strengthen the national backbone but also ensure business continuity and support ongoing economic growth and development in Fiji.

Extending fibre in the Northern division will significantly improve reliability for customers. As part of phase two, underground fibre optic cables will extend to Savusavu, where high-capacity bandwidth is available via the submarine cable. Upon completion of this phase, Labasa will be linked to Savusavu via fibre while radio will still be maintained for redundancy. This will provide reliable, high-speed, low-latency data links to Seaqaqa customers.

“We are thrilled to mark this significant milestone of this project with the commencement of phase two. The expansion emphasizes our dedication to providing robust and reliable connectivity to communities across Fiji. We are grateful for the support of our partners and stakeholders as we continue to advance our mission of building a more connected future for all,” said Charles Goundar, CEO at Telecom Fiji.

Uraia Rainima, Commissioner Northern, added, “The extension of fibre optic cables between Seaqaqa and Savusavu is a commendable initiative that will greatly benefit the Northern region. Enhanced connectivity is essential for driving economic growth, fostering innovation, and improving access to essential services. I applaud Telecom Fiji for their commitment to bridging the digital divide and look forward to the positive impact this project will have on our communities.”

Telecom Fiji extends its sincere gratitude to all partners, stakeholders, and community members whose collaboration and support have been instrumental in advancing this project.