After the completion of the Ooredoo submarine cable that began earlier this month, they would be broadening their mobile internet service and starting 4G+ internet connection on 15th January 2017.
The project is estimated to cost around USD 25 million and was inaugurated officially at the open grounds near the Hulhumale’ Barbecue Point. Speaking at the function CEO of Ooredoo Maldives, Mr Vikram Sinha stated that the project will be completed and service would be provided around the 15th of January next year and 4G along with high speed broadband would be provided throughout the nation within the first three months of initial release.
He also added that along with the project being carried over by the Chinese company Huawei, additional work is being done to improve the technology and quality to provide the world class service that they aim to do so.
The work started last Thursday and has been ongoing non stop. The submarine cable has been connected to Hulhumaale, Addu Hithadhoo and Gdh Thinadhoo’s landing stations and more are on the way at islands such as B. Eydhafushi, M.Kolhufushi and HDh. Kulhudhuffushi.
Ooredoos plan to distribute broadband internet nation wide is commencing with Huawei and using their recent 100G technology to do so.