Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), operating under the LIME banner in the Cayman Islands, has announced that the company is in the process of upgrading its mobile infrastructure to introduce 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in the country by the end of the year. Local news agency Caymanian Compass reports that the company will invest more than USD30 million in 2013/14; the first stage of the investment project will fund the deployment of dual carrier technology, which doubles available mobile data speeds. LIME Cayman CEO Bill McCabe said: ‘[The upgrade] will give customers greater capacity, better coverage and better access to our network and it will deliver speeds that Cayman has never seen before… It will be followed by rolling out nationwide, next generation LTE network in the Cayman Islands before Christmas.’ The remainder of LIME’s infrastructure investment will be used to fund the replacement of its existing copper network with fibre-optic technology, in order to accommodate increasing data needs. LIME expects to connect ‘thousands of homes’ by early 2014, with plans to provide nationwide fibre coverage in the near future.
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