Digicel completes TOP $1.8m LTE upgrade for all sites in Tonga

Digicel, Tonga’s leading telecommunication and entertainment provider today announced the completion of a major TOP $1.8 million network upgrade. Now all sites are upgraded to LTE network and Digicel Tonga is the first operator to achieve this on the island.Digicel Tonga CEO, Anthony Seuseu said; “We simply want to give every Tongan the best mobile data experience and become their …

Tuvalu Government signs agreement with Kacific for wide-ranging suite of connectivity services

Nationwide connectivity, trunking, mobile back haul, marine and back-up services Funafuti, Tuvalu, 22 July 2020 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a five-year agreement with the Government of Tuvalu to provide the Pacific Island nation with high-speed broadband internet connectivity via satellite. The bandwidth, supplied by Kacific’s high-throughput satellite Kacific1, will connect agencies, businesses, and communities across Tuvalu’s nine islands with …

Innovation and Technology – Women as a resource

In a recent episode of RESET Fiji by MaiTV addressing Innvoation and Technology for progress for Fiji post COVID19; Masi Latianara, the Director for Habitat for Humanity highlighted that while there is innovation and technological available, there is a greater need for bringing everyone in the community together i.e. the banks, suppliers, construction people etc. He highlighted how the current …

The GFCE Meets the Pacific

Written by Cherie Lagakali, Board Secretary, PICISOC (Pacific Island Chapter of the Internet Society); and Klee Aiken, GFCE Advisory Board member. In February 2020, the GFCE held its inaugural regional Pacific event in Melbourne, in the margins of the OCSC-GCSCC 2020 Global Cybersecurity Capacity Building Conference. During the event, donors, project implementers and Pacific partners discussed a common goal of …

Mapping cyber capacity building in the Pacific

Co-authored by Cherie Lagakali and Klée Aiken As discussions around all things digital become increasingly mainstreamed, cyber capacity building has established itself as a key component in the development agenda. Capacity building, broadly defined as — “stimulating change by developing or strengthening the capabilities and competencies of individuals, institutions, governments and societies ‘at large,’” with an emphasis on the need for processes “to be …

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