Digicel awarded mobile licence in Fiji

26 Feb 2008

Digicel Fiji Limited has been awarded a licence to provide mobile services in competition with Vodafone Fiji, according to local press reports. The country’s Interim Commerce Minister, Tom Ricketts, announced Digicel’s successful bid yesterday, saying ‘Digicel met all the conditions of the bid and submitted their offer of USD10.25 million … In view of this, Digicel will therefore become the second licensed operator in Fiji and will be issued their licence once they have paid their licence [fee]’. Ricketts went on to say that the way was still open for a third licensee, and that the decision to license another player would be the responsibility of the Telecommunication Authority of Fiji (TAF) board. The interim minister confirmed that USD1.3 million has been set aside by the Department of Communications to set up TAF. Three other firms submitted unsuccessful bids: namely, Pacific Spectrum Holdings Limited, Telecom Pacific Limited and Unwired Fiji Limited.

Fiji, Digicel (Jamaica), Digicel Fiji,

Subscribe

Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Browse

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.

Advertise

CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.

Share