Dhiraagu

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Country

Company Name

Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun PLC

Ownership Type

Publicly Traded Company

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun PLC (branded as Dhiraagu) provides telecommunication services to consumers, SMEs, corporates, resorts, and government institutions in the Republic of Maldives. The company sells its products and services through a retail and distribution network of 40 partners, 40 distributors, 120 agents, and approximately 3,000 retailers.

The company, incorporated in the Maldives in 1988 and listed on the Maldives Stock Exchange, is the leading telecommunications operator offering total solutions and a comprehensive range of mobile, internet, data and fixed line services throughout the country.

Batelco Group acquired 52% shareholding of the company in 2013. Dhiraagu is the first operator to link the Maldives from North to South through its 1200 km long fibre-optic submarine cable which supports high speed internet and data services. The company has the strongest presence across the country, with nine strategically located operation centers and the largest distribution and retail network.

Dhiraagu was also the first operator to offer mobile broadband to the whole country. By the end of 2016, the entire population had 3G coverage and the company provided the widest 4G network. Fibre broadband services were rolled out to more islands and businesses. Innovative new products, customized packages and attractive offers were introduced throughout the year to provide superior value to customers.

In 2015 Dhiraagu upgraded its LTE network to LTE-A with support for carrier aggregation across its B3 (1800 MHz) and B7 (2600 MHz) bands.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date - Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Active