Fiji Labour Party has called on authorities to immediately institute an investigation into the Internet services link provided by FINTEL.
The call has come following the controversial TV One news story of 8th July 2003 in which Telepac had revealed how FINTEL was re-routing the Internet signals and by doing so reaping off the consumers.
Mr. Vayeshnoi said that the latest development in which telepac’s Chief Executive officer claims that FINTEL has been deliberately diverting and re-routing messages as a result of which signals were being delayed and often completely lost because of detaining and re-routing.
“If the allegations are true then it is clearly a case of deliberate fraud perpetrated by FINTEL on its customers,” said Mr. Vayeshnoi
“We have been always suspicious of the current monopolistic structure of the telecommunications industry in Fiji. The revelations that came to light yesterday gives backing to Fiji Labour Party’s position that the exclusive licences of FINTEL and Telecom Fiji were indeed a huge setback for the development of telecommunications in the country”, said Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi.
“Mr. Vayeshnoi further claimed that there were serious irregularities in the accuracy of Telecom’s billing systems due to which customers throughout Fiji have become victims of an enterprise that profits at the expense of unsuspecting customers.
“Fiji Labour Party calls on FINTEL authorities to answer the charges levelled against it in the public interest”, demanded Mr. Vayeshnoi.
Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi
ASST. SECRETARY GENERAL