Digicel Jamaica is hoping to have passed 150,000 households with its new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks by the end of this year, up from around 50,000 currently. According to a report from the Jamaica Observer, the firm is currently expanding its coverage from Kingston and Portmore to Spanish Town and is seeing strong interest in the new offering, despite the fact that an official launch has still to take place. Its fibre-based services will be marketed under the name ‘Digicel Play’ and will offer download speeds ranging from 25Mbps up to 200Mbps, as well as 118 TV channels and a home telephone line. Prices will start at JMD3,799 (USD31.40) a month. A launch date has not yet been announced. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Digicel is Jamaica’s mobile market leader and is now looking to enter the fixed line and pay-TV markets which are dominated by the recently merged operations of fixed line incumbent LIME Jamaica and cable operator Flow.
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