Digicel Barbados launches island’s first LTE service, trumping C&W

31 Oct 2016

Digicel Barbados has commercially launched its 4G LTE mobile network in parts of the capital Bridgetown. An announcement on the quadruple-play cellular/fibre operator’s website says that its latest launch forms part of a recent ’50 million dollar’ investment in mobile broadband and fibre access infrastructure, adding that it has expanded its mobile network with twelve new sites. Digicel Barbados CEO Conor Looney announced the launch as a country-first, beating rival Cable & Wireless (Flow) to the punch, and he added that all 4G LTE-enabled handset users on Digicel’s network can access the new high speed data service, which he promised would be expanded to other locations shortly, and eventually ‘right across the country’.

TeleGeography notes that Digicel Barbados launched its ‘Digicel Play’ 1Gbps fibre broadband/TV/telephony range over an extensive new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in March 2016 to compete squarely with incumbent Cable & Wireless (Flow) in all fixed and mobile markets.

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