Bermudian telecoms service provider LinkBermuda, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canada’s Bragg Group (Eastlink), has revealed that it has invested BMD2 million (USD2 million) in its PSTN to upgrade its fibre-optic capabilities and deliver higher speeds to end users. The Royal Gazette quotes the firm’s chief executive officer Julya Hill as saying that the upgrade is part of the telco’s long-running investment in the country to build a world class network delivering advanced services to clients. ‘We believe that what makes us the strongest choice for business is our flexible, consultative and collaborative approach to building creative, secure and high-performance solutions that truly meet our customers’ needs,’ Ms Hill said, adding that there is more to do to complete the latest phase of works. ‘We are confident that it will be complete by the spring of 2019 at which time customers, current and new, will see immediate benefits,’ she said.
LinkBermuda has invested over BMD10 million over the past five years to bring advanced business services including voice, data, internet, data centre hosting, and cloud and business continuity services to small and large enterprise companies across Bermuda, and beyond. The oldest and largest licensed international telecommunications operator in Bermuda, having been established on the island for around 120 years, the former monopoly long-distance provider Cable & Wireless (C&W) Bermuda was sold in February 2011 by UK-based Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) to Bragg Group, a privately-owned company operating cable services as Eastlink in Canada, for USD70 million.