Mobile operator Vodafone Fiji says it has spent more than FJD110 million (USD59.7 million) in the past 18 months to expand its Long Term Evolution (LTE) coverage across the country, and announced this weekend the signing of its 100,000th 4G subscriber. The Fiji Times cites its chief executive officer Pradeep Lal as saying the carrier has experienced there ‘phenomenal uptake’ for its new 4G service, which was launched in December last year. Mr Lal confirmed that Vodafone intends to continue its LTE network rollout, targeting the areas of Navua, Pacific Harbour, Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki and Korovou in the next phase. ‘For the first time 4G services will be made available in Vanua Levu covering Labasa, Savusavu and Tavueni,’ Lal said, noting that the operator intends to boost capacity and coverage of its 4G network to meet pent up demand. ‘Vodafone provides 3G coverage to 96% of Fiji’s population and is now expected to take 4G coverage to around 95% of the population Fiji wide,’ he added.