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The Fiji Islands comprise 333 islands in the South Pacific. The population of Fiji is approximately 870,000 people (Fiji Bureau of Statistics, 2015). The capital of Fiji is Suva located on the main island called Viti Levu. Viti Levu is home to approximately 70% of the country's population. The second largest island is Vanua Levu. The main airport is located in Nadi on the western side of Viti Levu. The second major airport is in Nausori, just outside of the capital Suva.

Tropical Cyclone Winston struck the Pacific island of Fiji on Saturday 20 February 2016. The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was activated on 15 March with the World Food Programme (WFP) co-leading the communications cluster response with the Government of Fiji for TC Winston.

In 2017, the ETC worked with the Fiji NDMO to improve their HF radio network and communications room at NDMO headquarters in Suva. Since that time the ETC has supported the NDMO to run emergency telecommunications training for response actors.

Contact details and social media channels for the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO):

The ETC is focussed on preparedness activities in Fiji and nearby Pacific Island countries under its Pacific Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) project, lead by WFP.

Country Profile: 
Phone/Mobile
  • International dial code: +679
  • Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) is the only fixed line operator in Fiji. TFL is a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH), and operates Fiji's only Public Service Telephone Network (PTSN).
  • There are two mobile operators – Vodafone Fiji Limited (VFL) and Digicel Fiji. Both offer GSM, 3G+ and 4G services. The only MVNO is Inkk Mobile which operates on Vodafone's network.
Early Warnings
  • Cyclone season runs from November to April. There is a tsunami early warning siren system on the Suva peninsula with two sirens located in Lami and the University of the South Pacific, respectively.
  • In October 2016, it was announced that 5 new sirens will be added to Fiji's tsunami early warning siren network by 2018.
Radio
  • There are no UN radio channels operating in Fiji at this time.
  • The Fiji NDMO has an HF radio network, and Fiji Police and Health service also operate radio networks (HF and VHF).
Infrastructure

Using the Southern Cross submarine cable network, FINTEL provides capacity for high speed internet access in Fiji and other Pacific Island countries. Currently there is only one submarine cable landing point in Fiji. FINTEL is looking to invest in alternative cable systems and increase the number of submarine cable landing points to introduce resilience into their network, and reduce single points of failure. A number of Pacific Island countries connect to the international internet gateway via Fiji.

Internet
  • Country code: .fj
  • Unwired Fiji is a subsidiary of Digicel and offers wireless high-speed internet using LTE/WiMAX 4G technology. Unwired's LTE/WiMAX coverage is limited and the service falls-back to Digicel 3G coverage if the Unwired modem is not within the LTE/WiMax coverage area.
  • Mobile broadband services are available from Vodafone and Digicel.
  • Local ISPs offering internet services in Fiji include Kidanet (a subsidiary of FINTEL) and Connect Fiji (owned by TFL).
Regulations

The Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (www.taf.org.fj) is the main regulatory body for the telecommunications sector in Fiji. Spectrum allocation is managed through TAF. Requests for HF radio call sign should also be submitted to TAF for allocation.

For the TAF schedule of fees and charges for operating licenses for telecommunications and radio communications, visit: www.taf.org.fj/getattachment/Publications/Fees---Charges/TAF-license-fee...

Telecommunications laws, regulation and policy documents can be found on the Fiji Department of Communications website and TAF website.

Events

Suva, Fiji
04 December 2018 - 10:00 am GMT to 07 December 2018 - 6:00 pm GMT
Nadi, Fiji
02 October 2017 - 10:00 am GMT to 05 October 2017 - 7:00 pm GMT
Port Vila, Vanuatu
12 June 2017 - 10:30 am GMT to 14 June 2017 - 7:30 pm GMT
Nadi, Fiji
13 May 2017 - 11:00 am GMT to 15 May 2017 - 7:00 pm GMT
Nadi, Fiji
25 April 2017 - 11:00 am GMT to 27 April 2017 - 7:00 pm GMT