Samoa 5g

Digicel Samoa Gets 5G Ready

Apia, Samoa – Monday, 11 March 2024

Digicel Samoa today announced it has been granted conditional approval from the Government of Samoa to launch 5G technology, and it is working with Nokia to upgrade cell tower sites, ready to offer the latest high-speed connectivity to its customers.


The upgrades will start with cell tower sites in Apia CBD, to enable Digicel Samoa to introduce 5G capability for its customers, as well as maintain its existing 4G network.


Digicel Samoa CEO, Anthony Seuseu, said; “With the conditional approval from the Office of the Regulator for the introduction of 5G technology, we look forward to ushering in a new era of connectivity with diverse applications for our customers soon.


“Nokia’s state-of-the-art equipment will enable us to not only sustain but also improve coverage across the country, boosting mobile internet speeds and embracing transformative technologies like 5G. Our commitment to innovation remains steadfast, and these technology upgrades align with our mission to deliver supreme speeds and exceptional network experiences for our valued customers,” commented Anthony.


Digicel Samoa's upgraded cell tower sites in Apia and across the country will be consistent with cyber security standards defined for 5G to ensure the security and resilience of critical national infrastructure.


“Digicel Samoa is dedicated to delivering high-speed connectivity and ensuring network security for our customers. This collaboration underscores our commitment to maintaining the integrity of telecommunications infrastructure while advancing 5G technology,” added Anthony.


Jae Won, Head of APAC at Nokia, said; “We are excited to support our partner, Digicel Samoa in getting this important network infrastructure project off the ground. Our industry-leading AirScale portfolio supports all deployment scenarios and frequency bands and will bring enhanced mobile broadband services to their customers that leverage the speed, capacity and low latency of 5G technology.”