The Government of Nauru says the introduction of the new 4G connectivity network will have far reaching and profound benefits to the nation, including improved business, education and health outcomes.
Digicel Pacific and its satellite partner O3b Networks have signed an agreement to increase satellite capacity to bring state-of-the-art mobile 4G and LTE connectivity to Nauru, with some customers already linked in to the lightning fast network.
Minister of Telecommunications Hon Shadlog Bernicke said the introduction of 4G technology was a key policy initiative and an election promise he made in July.
“This is a tremendous development for every Nauruan and we warmly thank our technology partner Digicel Pacific for allowing us to become part of the digitized international community.”
Minister Bernicke added Nauru will no longer feel the effects of isolation with the 4G network capable of linking friends and family from all parts of the world quickly and efficiently.
“The implications of this new technology for business, education and health are overwhelming.
“We will be able to achieve so much more as we transition into the global economy, not just in the Pacific but all over the world.”
The Minister said health workers and educators particularly will now have online access to resources and assistance previously not available.
Infrastructure for the 4G network began in Nauru in May and was completed with the installation of new hardware on the communications tower at Command Ridge.
“It has been worth the wait and I know Nauruans will be extremely keen to take advantage of the improved network with faster internet speeds and more reliable connections.”