Dhiraagu expands 3G footprint to 21 additional islands

8 Apr 2015

Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), the Maldives’ incumbent telecoms operator, has revealed that it has expanded coverage of its 3G network to an additional 21 islands since the start of this year. High speed data services are now available on the islands of Thoddu, Himandhoo, Dhigurah, Goidhoo, Hithaadhoo, Maaeboodhoo, Hulhudheli, Bilehdhoo, Vashafaru, Finey, Neykurendhoo, Dhiffushi, Raimandhu, Dhiggaru, Maakurathu, Bilehffahi, Narudhoo, Kandoodhu, Buruni, Rakeedhu and Fulidhoo. The telecoms operator is aiming to provide broadband coverage to all inhabited islands of the Maldives by the end of the year. ‘This is the most important project for the year and all works are being carried out at expedited speeds, as a result we have already launched services in 21 islands since beginning of this year,’ noted Dhiraagu’s Director of Networks, Mohamed Musad, adding: ‘We have now completed over 25% of the project work and we are certain to complete the full project before end of the year.’ The company claims that its 3G and 4G LTE networks provide a combined population coverage of 96%.