Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), the Maldives’ incumbent telecoms operator, has announced the commercial launch of 5G services. The network is currently available in Male, Villimale, Hulhumale, Velana International Airport, Addu City, Hithadhoo, Haa Dhaalu Atoll and Kulhudhuffushi. Customers in these locations with 5G compatible devices will be able to access the service with no additional data charges using their existing SIM card.
‘Dhiraagu will continue to work with key partners in bringing the latest technological developments to Maldives in the telecom and digital space. Our 5G deployment has been made possible with our close collaboration with Huawei, the leading 5G vendor,’ commented Dhiraagu’s CEO Ismail Rasheed, adding: ‘We would like to thank Huawei for their support in delivering the equipment and providing implementation services in a timely manner, which has enabled Dhiraagu to launch the first 5G commercial service in Maldives and South Asia.’