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Digicel unveils superfast LTE network

Published: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Digicel officials test the speed of the company’s newly launched LTE network on a Samsung S9 mobile phone following yesterday’s ceremony at Digicel IMAX in One Woodbrook Place, Port-of-Spain. From left is Digicel’s Legal Regulator, Desha Clifford, technical director, Chandrika Samaroo, director of marketing, Lori Ann Glasgow and company communications manager, Penny Gomez. PICTURE AYANNA KINSALE

Digicel has delivered a $250 million LTE (Long Term Evolution) network to its customers.

At the launch at One Woodbrook Place yesterday,Technical Director Chandrika Samaroo said the new network was “packing superfast speeds up to ten times faster than existing 4G technology” and will deliver expanded coverage, greater reliability and superior availability.

He said this would result in glitch-free video streaming of favourite online content on a mobile device while using interactive apps at home or on-the-go.

“Our teams have worked around the clock to deliver LTE to our customers in north-west, east and central Trinidad, as well as east Tobago. South Trinidad and west Tobago will feel LTE speeds by the end of 2018,” he said.

“Don’t worry if you haven’t seen your area in the list. We’ll be stepping up the pace to deliver on our promise of a nationwide roll out within the shortest possible time,” Samaroo said.

He thanked customers for their patience and understanding with network difficulties while the upgrade was taking place.

“Our network transformation is now in full swing. Our personal and business customers can connect to the future of advanced mobile data.

“With faster speeds and ultra-low latency, our LTE will ultimately deliver and enhance experiences like virtual reality, wearable fitness trackers, remote monitoring, immersive 4K video and more,” Samaroo added.

Customers must ensure that their devices have an LTE SIM and is LTE compatible. This can be done by using Digicel’s LTE checker at www.digicelgroup.com/tt to determine if the device is supported by the LTE network.

LTE sims are available at Digicel stores.

The LTE network will enable a new generation of Internet of Things applications that can power the creation of smart homes and smart cities in T&T.

“Our islandwide LTE rollout is another example of Digicel’s continued investment and leadership in delivering an amazing network experience to our customers,” Samaroo said.

“We are in it for the long haul and are very excited about reaching more people in more places and connecting them new things at prices that will continue to be affordable.”

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