Government plans to reach every Fijians through e-Services
July 19, 2019 12:40 pm
The Government is looking at ways of maximizing the use of the Walesi platform for transmitting messages to reach even the farthest in Fiji.
Minister for Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says plans are in place to streamline e-government services through the establishment of network towers.
Sayed-Khaiyum says they want connectivity for those who have no access to e-services.
“We are currently talking to Vodafone and Digicel. We also have what we call the universal access funds that we are going to use or apply to ensure that we put up towers in different areas so they can actually have coverage.”
The Walesi platform is also being expanded.
“The other point, of course, is that through the Walesi platform. The Walesi platform as you know is also using satellite technology to give people access. So just because you don’t have a line of sight through terrestrial means where its tower speaks to each other they can actually now have coverage. So with the Walesi platform that we have, it has the ability to actually expand its services into sort of data consolidation or sending back data.”
The availability of government online will mean people don’t need to line up at government offices nor travel back and forth.