2 Jul 2009

Nauru to experience significant improvements to telecommunications

2:32 pm on 2 July 2009

The global phone operator Digicel says Nauru will experience significant improvements in its telecommunications once it receives mobile phone devices for the first time.

The government has granted Digicel a GSM licence to roll out its mobile phone services in Nauru.

Nauru will be the sixth market for Digicel in the Pacific, following Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa, and its 32nd market worldwide.

The Marketing Director for Digicel Pacific Niamh Byrne, says there will be enormous benefits for businesses and families including faster domestic and international communication.

"We will be launching a GPRS/EDGE-enable network which will make internet access to mobile devices possible and it will be available to all areas of Nauru for the first time. In addition to that we will have a range of low, mid and high end handsets and there'll be voice and data plans to suit everybody. And obviously basic texting and voice services will be available all over Nauru."

Niamh Byrne of Digicel Pacific