Aptilo Networks has announced that Digicel is relaunching DigiNET, its satellite wireless broadband service, in the Kingdom of Tonga using Aptilo’s Carrier Wireless Service Management System. The network utilises the Motorola Canopy Wireless Broadband System, which uses satellite as the internet connection out of the islands. Typically, operators must invest in additional, expensive satellite link capacity in order to accommodate increasing bandwidth use. Aptilo’s solution makes this unnecessary and brings a new level of flexibility and control to the operation of DigiNET. The Aptilo solution enforces and controls QoS in the network, prioritising bandwidth according to service levels. This allows Digicel to offer pre-defined guaranteed bandwidth levels to their enterprise and premium customers, delivering a superior user experience without having to purchase more capacity from the satellite link. It also enables Digicel to offer a tiered service and pricing structure.
Since its launch in the South Pacific in November 2006, Digicel has become the fastest-growing mobile operator in the Pacific, with current operations in Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.