Jamaican mobile market leader Digicel has revealed plans to deploy 100 new cell sites as it targets nationwide LTE coverage. Starting next month, the rollout will cover sections of Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, Hanover and Westmoreland – with a particular focus on farming communities and fast-growing towns. Justin Morin, CEO of Digicel Jamaica, commented: ‘We’re going for nationwide coverage within the shortest time possible and this sees us adding LTE service to over 100 sites in these areas. Our 700MHz spectrum advantage gives us greater reach with less cell sites, so this is a giant step forward to achieving our ultimate goal of lighting up all of Jamaica.’
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Digicel switched on its Jamaican 4G network in June 2016, initially covering Kingston and parts of Montego Bay. LTE connectivity is currently understood to be available in nine of the country’s 14 parishes.