FLOW launches LTE in Barbados as Jamaica gets Huawei E8372

“This is a great achievement for Barbados and it once again demonstrates our ability to place Barbados ahead of the pack”

Interim Managing Director, Flow, Jenson Sylvester, commenting on the launch of LTE in Barbados

Folks, FLOW Barbados has finally gone supersonic.

They’ve launched LTE (Long Term Evolution) in Barbados and represents an investment of US$150 million to be invested between 2016 and 2017 to quote interim Managing Director, Flow Barbados Jenson Sylvester, quote: “Last year we invested over $70 million in our network, with a further $80 million earmarked for 2017, and this proves our commitment to ensuring that Barbados remains at the leading-edge of connectivity”.

Their super fast network has some thirty five (35) cell sites in Barbados installed with the 4G technology, with more coming online throught the year to quote Jenson Sylvester: “More and more sites will be turned on as we continue to build out the infrastructure and this will decrease current network traffic, so we will be able to send and receive data more quickly, and with LTE technology we can also increase overall capacity for users and get more people connected.”

To take advantage of the superfast network, you need to upgrade your SIM to a USIM. Also, you’ll need to have one of the following 4G LTE compatible smartphones:

  • Apple iPhone 5s 64GB
  • Apple iPhone 6 64GB
  • Apple iPhone 6+ 128GB
  • Apple iPhone 6+ 16GB
  • Apple iPhone 6+ 64GB
  • Apple iPhone 6s 64GB
  • Apple iPhone 6s+ 64GB
  • BlackBerry Classic Q20
  • BlackBerry Leap
  • BlackBerry Passport
  • BlackBerry Priv
  • BLU Dash L
  • BLU Dash M
  • BLU Life XL
  • BLU Studio C 5+5
  • BLU Studio Energy 2
  • Google Nexus 5x
  • Motorola G 3rd Gen.
  • PLUM Gator Plus 2
  • Plum Might LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 neo
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 64GB
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge + 32GB
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 32GB
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 64gb
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 32GB

There is even indication that Jamaica may be next to launch LTE as many Jamaicans claim to have seen indications on their smartphone of a LTE Network in the area. Huawei has even begun to sell the compatible Huawei E8372 LTE Wingle which has some interesting specs.

So does that mean that FLOW Jamaica, under pressure from Digicel and Caricel, may be launching with unlimited data plans? This is the secret sauce which is necessary to make the Huawei E8372 LTE Wingle a solid hit as predicted in Caricel’s Unlimited Modems implies FLOW and Digicel going Unlimited in 2017.

So stay tuned as we watch FLOW Jamaica go LTE and hopefully unlimited Data. Sharing is caring so share this article with your friends, encouraging them to switch to FLOW Jamaica!

Here’s the link:

Huawei E8372 LTE Wingle

FLOW Jamaica Website

FLOW Jamaica Twitter Feed: @FLOWJamaica

FLOW Jamaica Facebook Page

FLOW Jamaica YouTube Channel


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Lindsworth is a Radio Frequency and Generator Maintenance Technician who has a knack for writing about his work, which is in the Telecoms Engineering Field. An inspired writer on themes as diverse as Autonomous Ants simulations, Power from Lightning and the current Tablet Wars.


  • Stranger

    FLOW Jamaica has ‘launched’ LTE in Jamaica. It’s actually the fastest they’ve ever launched. It’s capable of up 150 Mbit/s (20 MHz of LTE bandwidth). Tests are showing it being on average 2x faster than the competition (both Digi and Caricel). See Rootmetrics

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