Ooredoo expands its 4G+ network to 100 additional locations covering 75% of the Maldives, as part of its nationwide 4G+ rollout to accommodate for the increasing communication needs of local people and businesses.
The company announced this at a special ceremony held at L. Fonadhoo today, one of the 100 new locations where Ooredoo customers can benefit from its high speed 4G+ Network.
Chief Executive of the. Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM), Ilyas Ahmed said: “Congratulations to Ooredoo on their successful expansion of 4G+ across the Maldives. With internet being a crucial part of national growth, we appreciate Ooredoo’s commitment to strengthening its networks and providing high speed connectivity to all communities across the country”
Ooredoo Maldives CEO, Vikram Sinha said: “Across the world, access to high quality data services are transforming the lives of people. We’re honored to be part of this progress in the Maldives, as Ooredoo’s nationwide 4G+ rollout connects 75% of the country to the plentiful socioeconomic benefits of high speed connectivity”
As of today, Ooredoo’s 4G+ network is now available in locations across Raa, Baa, Lhaviyani, Kaafu, Alif Alif, Alif Dhaalu, Vaavu, Meemu, Faafu, Dhaalu, Thaa, Laamu, Gaaf Alif, Gaaf Dhaalu, Gnaviyani and Seenu atoll. A full list of the new islands and resorts is available on the company website: ore.do/4Gplus
All Ooredoo customers will be able to use 4G+ network in available areas without any additional charges, provided that they have a 4G+ compatible phone and a 4G SIM card. To check whether a customer’s existing SIM card is 4G compatible, simply SMS “4G” to 5353. 4G SIM cards are easily available at Ooredoo Experience Centers and Business Partner Shops.
Ooredoo’s nationwide 4G rollout is expected to be completed by mid-January 2017.
Ooredoo has announced the deployment of its Nationwide Undersea Cable across the Maldives, with the cable being connected to its first landing station in Addu today.
being connected to its first landing station in Addu today.
The company initiated the $25,000,000 Nationwide Submarine Cable Project after receiving its ISP license in the Maldives last year.
Ooredoo’s Nationwide Undersea Cable will stretch across 1,200 km from north to south of Maldives with six landing stations in S.Hithadhoo, G.dh. Thinadhoo, M. Kolhufushi, B. Eydhafushi, and H.dh Kulhudhuffushi.
Powered by Huawei Marine’s advanced 100G technology, the cable will allow Ooredoo to greatly enhance quality of services and provide high speed internet services to all islands across the Maldives.
The project aims to support the needs of local communities and businesses in fully utilising the benefits of the digital age. This includes life enhancing opportunities such as access to telemedicine, teleworking, e-government services,
The deployment of the nationwide undersea cable is expected to be completed in January 2017.
Ooredoo’s localised viber sticker set has once again received an excellent response from the local community, with “Ola Vaahaka” being shared with friends and family over 2 million times within the first month alone.
Assistant Manager Public Relations, Noora Ibrahim Zahir said: “With focus on creating more local content for popular digital platforms, Ooredoo’s Viber Stickers were specifically designed to cater to the needs of the Maldivian community. The stickers allow the people of Maldives to share our lingos and expressions with pride, and convey certain messages that are unique to our culture. We’re truly thankful for the warm reception from the community, and look forward to surprising our customers with similar products and services which are close to their hearts”
Ooredoo has currently launched two custom-made sticker sets for Viber, which are specially tailored to capture the expressions and lifestyle that is unique to the Maldives. Ooredoo will continue to introduce additional stickers and features, in order to bring more flavours from the Maldives to the widespread chat platform.
The Viber stickers are available free of charge across all platforms, and can be downloadable from the Viber Sticker Market or by visiting ore.do/olavaahaka.
With Viber being one of the most popular applications through which local communities stay in touch, Ooredoo offers special Viber Chat Packs that allow customers to enjoy chatting, sharing stickers and sharing pictures with loved ones on the Viber mobile application, for as low as MVR 5.