It has been a big week for the bigger better network in Samoa.
Digicel Samoa introduced Long Term Evolution (L.T.E) broadband technology and on Thursday night, the company launched its 4G L.T.E network at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel on Beach Road.
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, congratulated the company. “I think this initiative by Digicel will go a long way to meet the expectations of our business communities,” he said, adding that 4G would mean faster internet speed and more reliable services.
But Tuilaepa took a journey down memory lane, especially in relation to the 4G Network. “I can tell you that three years ago, I was very, very embarrassed,” Tuilaepa said.
“I turned up to speak at another function by Digicel, and they told me that they already had the 4G. “Then very shortly, they would also do the 7G. In those days, I did not know the truth until the Regulator issued a call to Digicel to – stop the bullsh**s – you don’t have yet a 4G.
“So I was very, very reserved whether I should talk about the 4G tonight in case I face the same music that I faced a few years ago.”
That said, Tuilaepa wished Digicel all the best. Chief Executive Officer of Digicel, Rory Condon, said the evening was a milestone for the company.
But he said it would not have happened without the support of the community and their beloved customers. “To the government of Samoa, thank you for your support of our vision,” Mr. Condon said.
“To our customers, thank you for your loyalty over the last nine great years. “Finally to my team, without you guys we wouldn’t be in position to do what we’re doing today, thanks to your tireless hard work and your professionalism and most of all your passion for what you do.
“Thank you all for coming tonight celebrate with us the Bigger Better Faster L.T.E Network!”