After the recent volcanic eruption in Tonga, there was considerable miscommunication in Fiji regarding the ensuing tsunami warning.  In the ensuing confusion, parents had no ability to find out the location of children headed for schools in the morning traffic. A situation made more challenging by the fact that school officials were equally in the dark.

We hear from FijiLive that newcomer Digicel is offering it’s service to the nation of Fiji:

Digicel Chief Executive, John Delves said they approached the interim government after the Tsunami alert a few weeks ago with the suggestion of offering a text service to provide early warning to key stakeholders and the people of Fiji.

Vinaka Digicel! Your efforts show a genuine concern for improving the well-being of the people of Fiji. In the past, I’ve been driven CARAZY by marketing efforts that added much to the bottom-line of the incumbent mobile operator, but did nothing for promoting the take-up of new and innovative services.

Functioning so many years without competition, the incumbent operators need to be jolted into action and Digicel seeks to bring just that spark.

The recent volcanic eruption in Tonga resulted in tsunami warnings across the region

The recent volcanic eruption in Tonga resulted in tsunami warnings across the region

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