Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), the Maldives’ incumbent telecoms operator, has expanded its 4G LTE service to the island of Fuvahmulah (Gn) and Addu City, the country’s second largest city. In addition to these two new locations, coverage of the firm’s 1800MHz network is also available in Male’ City, Villingili, Hulhumale’, Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, Villingilli (GA), Thinadhoo, Kulhudhufushi (Hdh), Naifaru (Lh). Dhiraagu’s LTE network supports maximum downstream speeds of 100Mbps, with customers experiencing average data rates of between 15Mbps and 20Mbps.
At the official 4G unveiling ceremony in Fuvahmulah, Dhiraagu’s managing director and CEO Ismail Waheed said: ‘We continue to make constant investments nationally to ensure our customers can take full advantage of the latest services on their smart devices. One of our key objectives is to give the fastest and reliable internet connectivity in the country to enhance both quality of life and economic growth of the country and the current investments on the enhancement of our mobile network is a testament to this.’ Dhiraagu currently provides 4G LTE coverage to 50% of the population, while its 3G network reaches 95% of Maldivians.