Press Release

Dhiraagu, the leading telecom and digital services provider in the Maldives has commercially launched 5G service today.

Dhiraagu 5G service will now be available in selected areas of the following 3 regions that has major populations;

Male’, Villimale’ Hulhumale’ and Velana International Airport
Addu City, Hithadhoo
Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Kulhudhuffushi

Customers in these locations who have 5G compatible devices will be able to enjoy the service with no additional data charges and without having the need to replace their current Dhiraagu SIM.

At the moment there are only very few devices in the market that are compatible with 5G service. Dhiraagu is working with major mobile manufacturers to bring the latest 5G devices to the Maldivian market at the earliest possible. Currently 5G service is readily available for Huawei Mate 20X (5G) phones on Dhiraagu Network.

In reaching this technological milestone, Dhiraagu is the first company in South Asia to launch 5G service.

Dhiraagu CEO & MD, Mr Ismail Rasheed stated that “Dhiraagu will continue to work with key partners in bringing the latest technological developments to Maldives in the telecom and digital space. Our 5G deployment has been made possible with our close collaboration with Huawei, the leading 5G vendor. We would like to thank Huawei for their support in delivering the equipment and providing implementation services in a timely manner, which has enabled Dhiraagu to launch the first 5G commercial service in Maldives and South Asia”.

Liang Yi, CEO of Huawei Sri Lanka & The Maldives stated that “It is a great honour for Huawei to be selected as a major partner for Dhiraagu, to participate in this biggest evolution of telecommunication technology in the Maldives and in the region of South Asia. We would like to congratulate Dhiraagu for having launched the first 5G commercial service in Maldives and in South Asia. 5G era has now entered the Maldives, which will greatly further enable this beautiful country’s digital transformation. Together with our industrial partners, we will continuously bring in cutting edge ICT technology, to build a better connected Maldives”