Digicel says delivering largest LTE network in English-speaking C'bean

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS company Digicel says a multi-billion-dollar investment in bringing high-speed mobile Internet services to everyone, everywhere in the island has resulted in it delivering the largest LTE network in the English-speaking Caribbean, and bringing connectivity to more than 200 towns and cities in 10 parishes.

In a recent release, Digicel said the move furthers the company's goal of 100 per cent Internet penetration, having so far reached over 65 per cent of Jamaica's almost three million population with Next Generation LTE.

CEO of Digicel Jamaica, Justin Morin, declared: “This push towards LTE for everyone, everywhere signals the dawning of a new digital era for Digicel. When combined with our advanced fibre network, we are now ideally positioned as the indisputable communications leader and remain the clear favourite for businesses and consumers.

“We have always been known for providing our customers with the widest coverage and the best value. Now, we are using this same approach to drive our deployment of LTE across Jamaica and move everyone up to a new experience for them to connect much faster to a world of information and entertainment,” Morin continued.

According to the release, the rapidly expanding Digicel LTE network will enable apps to run much faster; speed up downloads and uploads; and deliver smoother streaming services to customers. Along with this fibre-like experience delivered via the mobile network, Digicel said customers will also begin to notice that their data plans have more megabytes in order for them to enjoy LTE.

“And we're not finished yet. We have no intention of stopping our expansion of LTE and reaching more towns and cities. We are enjoying a new kind of energy and looking toward solid growth through this investment,” Morin disclosed, a year after successfully launching Digicel's Destination Data programme that delivered significant benefits to mobile customers.

As part of activities to commemorate the switching on of super fast LTE to communities, Digicel said it has secured key endorsements from mayors, business and community leaders who have all welcomed the availability of high-quality, high bandwidth, and high-speed mobile data access for residents.

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