Telstra, a global telecommunications company, may consider the construction of a call centre in Fiji, according to recent talks between Telstra executives and the Fijian Government.

The meeting, held last week, involved Telstra Enterprise group executive, David Burns.

Telstra is a prominent Australian telecommunications and technology company, with a workforce of more than 20,000 employees.

Minister for Communications, Manoa Kamikamica, expressed enthusiasm about the potential investment by Telstra in Fiji, stating that it would have a significant impact on the country, which could lead to job creation, skill development and economic growth.

“They want to grow their business here,” Mr Kamikamica said.

“They want to invest more.

“It was a general discussion on communication and how they can grow their business here.

“We just have to see how we can work together.”

Telstra’s presence in Fiji has already been established through its acquisition of Digicel Pacific, in partnership with the Australian Government in 2022.

Digicel Pacific, operating in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu, now operates under Telstra’s ownership.

“We have to treat them with respect and develop a relationship,” Mr Kamikamica said.

SunBiz reached out to Digicel for information on Telstra’s rollout plans here and was told about the implementation of the 5G network as its current strategy.

“I will need to find out what was said there,” Digicel Regional Marketing, PR and Sponsorship manager, Satish Narain, said.

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