Dhiraagu invests MVR 95 Million to upgrade mobile network and 4G implementation

23 April 2014

Dhiraagu, the largest telecommunication service provider in the country, has signed a Mobile Network expansion project with Huawei Technologies. The investment of MVR 95 million is mainly focused on the development of Dhiraagu 3G and 4G network infrastructure in 2014 and will result in customers receiving much higher data speeds and an enhanced experience from an upgraded Mobile Network. A significant component of this project is to provide 4G services to our mobile customers this year. 

Dhiraagu provides the widest coverage in the country. Currently Dhiraagu 3G Broadband coverage is provided to more than 83% of the population and the company is continuing to expand 3G coverage to additional islands as part of its 3G expansion project. We have successfully conducted 4G trials in Male’ during last year and the results of this trial were valuable in designing the 4G network to enable superior experience for our customers. 

During the contract signing ceremony, Dhiraagu CEO and MD, Ismail Waheed said, ‘With the introduction of 3G H+ in 2013, attractive data bundles together with our new exciting Postpaid SMART packages, we have seen our customers adopting these value for money services resulting in a sharp increase in data usage. This investment will further improve our customer’s mobile data experience along with higher speeds on both 3G and 4G services”. 

This is a continuation of Dhiraagu broadband rollout program which commenced in 2011. One of the main projects delivered under this program was the establishment of a domestic subsea cable system connecting the Maldives from north to south with an investment of over MVR 435 million. This has facilitated higher speeds and data connectivity across the country for consumers, corporate, resorts and government customers and enabled the expansion of mobile broadband services into inhabited islands.




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