Ooredoo became the third telecoms provider to introduce fixed broadband internet services in the Maldives on Thursday, boasting speeds of up to 1 gigabits per second.
The service was launched by Home Minister Umar Naseer at a live music show at the artificial beach.
Ooredoo Maldives CEO, Vikram Sinha said: “We are very excited to introduce yet another revolutionary product to the people of Maldives, enabling customers to enjoy ground-breaking speeds, up to ten times higher than the currently available speeds in the nation, at affordable prices.
“As we launch Ooredoo SuperNet, we are proud to have partnered with top brands such as Microsoft, G2A and Medianet, in order to connect customers to even more benefits and exciting new opportunities for development.”
Introductory offers to customers who subscribe to Ooredoo SuperNet during the first month include free Microsoft Office 365 products, and e-gift cards from online video game distributor G2A.
Customers with an existing cable TV connection will also be able to view Medianet’s Open TV for free, via their SuperNet connection, Ooredoo said. All new subscribers will also get Fixed Telephony with no monthly fee for 12 months.
Ooreedoo Maldives, formerly Wataniya, was issued a license as a mobile phone operator in February 2005. It is the sole competitor to state-owned telco Dhiraagu.
Dhiraagu packages offer internet speed of 100 megabits per second.
The introduction of broadband services follows that of number portability. Mobile phone users in the Maldives can now switch mobile phone supplier, but retain their existing numbers,