BTC upgrades Abaco to ‘4G’

16 Apr 2012

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) expects to complete network upgrades on Abaco and the northern Bahamas by mid-May, reports the Tribune. BTC spokesman Marlon Johnson said that 35 of Abaco’s 41 cell sites have been upgraded to HSDPA (marketed by BTC as ‘4G’) to date, whilst Bimini and Berry islands will also be ready to go live next month: ‘Although work [on Abaco] is about 80% completed on all cell sites and supporting infrastructure, the launch of 4G will not take place in stages, but will occur all at once when work on the island and cays is 100% complete.’ Johnson added that BTC aimed to achieve national HSDPA coverage by August this year.

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