• 14 October 2002
    DhivehiNet 6th Anniversary
    Today we celebrate the 6th anniversary of DhivehiNet, the Maldives Internet Service.

    Over the last 6 years, Dhiraagu introduced a number of advanced new services to meet the evolving needs of our customers, reduced the prices 7 times and conducted various educational activities to increase Internet awareness in the Maldives.

    Highlights of the last 12 months include:

    • Launch of high speed Internet services - ISDN dial-up access at 128kbps, leased 128kbps access and up to 256kbps via ADSL.
    • Introduction of DhivehiNet Pre-Paid for those who do not have their own telephone line or wish to work within set budgets.
    • Reduction of dial-up rates by up to 54%, leased access prices by 37% and the introduction of 1-second billing.
    • Launch of the "Internet for Schools" program offering 75% discount on DhivehiNet usage for all the schools in the Maldives.
    • Introduction of special incentives to encourage private parties to open public Internet access points in the Atolls.
    • The opening of a new bigger Cyber Café in Male'.

    As in previous years, a number of activities are being planned to celebrate the occasion, including 50% discount on DhivehiNet dial-up access between 14 - 31 October 2002, the Dhiraagu Internet Fair 2002, an Internet Gaming Competition and the Dhiraagu Internet Awards 2002. More details of these will be announced over the coming days.

    Dhiraagu CEO, Ismail Waheed said, "Recognizing the importance of the Internet to a country such as the Maldives, we make special efforts to enhance our DhivehiNet service and make it as affordable as possible. Today customers have a wide range of services - ordinary dial-up, ISDN, DhivehiNet Pre-Paid, Broadband ADSL and leased line access - to choose from, to suit their requirements and budgets."

    Customers with any queries can call 123 FREE (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or email [email protected].

    Issued by:

    Ahmed Shaafiu
    Manager Marketing
    Phone: 311450
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