Fibre optic network to provide more assistance to Fiji
07:15 Wed Dec 05, 2018
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Report by: Aliki Bia
The government’s recent $17 million investment in fiber optic network will go a long way to enhance communication between authorities and people during any disaster.
Infrastructure Minister Jone Usamate made this statement while speaking at the third Pacific Regional Emergency Telecommunications Cluster Workshop in Nadi yesterday.
Usamate says Fiji is currently transitioning from radio connectivity to fiber optic link.
With Fiji currently into the cyclone season, Usamate says seamless communication is crucial during an event of a disaster.
“It is important to know that the value of having a state of the art technology will only be realized when effective communication is disseminated through a timely manner. In any emergency situation, the ability to communicate real time information is vital.”
Usamate says clear communication can lead to timely decisions where lives and properties can be saved.
Meanwhile experts from the communication and technology sector including practitioners from disaster management will be mapping out simple messaging platforms to improve communications during national disasters.
The three day workshop will focus on presentations from the region and other development strategies on communications and technology.
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