Tag: 4g

Digicel Sportsmax NBA deal means fiber and 4G LTE coming this year
Tech News, Caribbean Tech

Digicel Sportsmax NBA deal means fiber and 4G LTE coming this year

The Magic of purchasing SportsMax as a content provider for their Caribbean-Wide Fiber Optic Network as reported in Digicel Cable and Submarine Fiber Optic Acquisitions point to 4G LTE based Caribbean Streaming TV is finally paying off for Digicel. They've recently signed a five (5) year license to broadcast the NBA (National Basketball Association) Basketball Games on their newly minted Caribbean-wide Cable Network,  Digicel SportsMax, which they'd created from the acquisition of Sportsmax in September of 2014. Announced during a Press Launch held on Wednesday April 1st 2015 at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston, the deal will see subscribers to Digicel SportsMax getting access to the following content: 48 NBA regular seasons 8 play-off games NBA Action NBA TV Asid...
Digicel carrying HBO on Caribbean Wide Cable Service
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Digicel carrying HBO on Caribbean Wide Cable Service

Digicel is ponderously moving forward with their Caribbean-wide Streaming Cable TV Plans. They’ve now signed an agreement with HBO for specific Cable Packages and Content offered by the Broadcaster. Digicel has acquired to be interconnected to their Caribbean wide submarine Cable Network as listed in Digicel Cable and Submarine Fiber Optic Acquisitions point to 4G LTE based Caribbean Streaming TV. This deal, which is identical to the one that LIME signed with HBO in April 2013 to provide the Cayman Islands with HBO on LIME TV heralds the coming of Streaming HBO and MAX Cable packages when Digicel eventually launches their 4G LTE Network later in 2015! This means that the Cable companies that Digicel has acquired including Telstar Cable here in Jamaica as noted in Kelroy’s article ...
Digicel Turks and Caicos thinks Streaming over 4G LTE by buying Cable TV Internet Provider
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Digicel Turks and Caicos thinks Streaming over 4G LTE by buying Cable TV Internet Provider

“We are very excited by this acquisition. At Digicel, we understand the vital role that a robust communications infrastructure plays in driving economic growth in a country and this acquisition shows our commitment to achieving that end” General Manager, Digicel Turks and Caicos E Jay Saunders speaking on the acquisition of WIV Cable TV and TCT on April 1st 2014 Digicel it seems is on another Caribbean buying Spree and on no less an auspicious date as April 1st 2014!! Not bad for Digicel on an island so small, you have to go on a boat to have a private conversation! Jokes aside, this time Digicel in a Tag-team with Telemedia has purchased the WIV Cable TV along with her sister company TCT, operators of the Broadband Cable service TCExpress. Effectively, Digicel has purchased a Tripl...
Jamaica goes 4G LTE as Minister Paulwell prepares Third Data Telecom Provider entrant
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Jamaica goes 4G LTE as Minister Paulwell prepares Third Data Telecom Provider entrant

“I believe that the price of Broadband (service) is too high. We want to see more competition.....to get those prices down . . . and (as such), I am going to bring in another (provider)” Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell, speaking at the launch of a Vision 2050 Information Technology (IT) initiative at Oberlin High School in West Rural St Andrew on Thursday March 3rd 2014 Folks, the news is officially out: a Third Telecom Provider is on its way to begin building out their Telecom Network to provide Wireless Broadband Internet in Jamaica. So spoke Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell on Thursday March 3rd 2013, two days after April Fool’s Day, thus letting in Oberlin High School in West Rural St Andrew on what was looking like...
How to setup and troubleshoot your Digicel 4G Broadband Modem
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How to setup and troubleshoot your Digicel 4G Broadband Modem

So you’ve just brought a Digicel 4G Broadband modem for home use? Congratulations! You’ve finally realized the importance of having Broadband Internet and you’re ready to connect to the much promised 10Mbps Wireless Internet. Buss a bag of St. Mary Banana Chips and celebrate as you’re no longer a part of the statistic that doesn’t have Internet Access as noted in Jamaica’s Low Net Penetration – Broadband Internet A Universal Right. Digicel 4G Broadband: A View to Kill Digicel’s Customer Care Those of you reading this may wonder why an article specially for the Digicel 4G Broadband Modem connecting to their Network after having done the article How to Access LIME or Digicel’s 4G Internet using an unlocked 4G LTE Modem Dongle, smartphone or Tablet. The reason is rather clear: this is NOT a 4...
Digicel to launch Affordable Android-powered 4G Smartphone in May
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Digicel to launch Affordable Android-powered 4G Smartphone in May

Digicel is preparing to roll out an affordable smartphone offering to its Caribbean and Central American markets. The Digicel Smartphone DL600 will be powered by the Android mobile operating system, be capable of 4G speeds up to 7.2 mbps and cost not more than US$100. Digicel Smartphone DL600 The launch of its own branded smartphone is an interesting move by Digicel which now operates all over the Caribbean and is now expanding into Central America and the Pacific. However there are still many questions to be answered: Will it be compatible with Google's official app store? Will it support apps by developers in the region? Does the affordable cost come with a contract? Will this phone be the first of many Digicel branded phones? We look forward to bringing you more i...
Dispatch – 10 Internet Connections at Same Time!
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Dispatch – 10 Internet Connections at Same Time!

On December 13th, 2012 Connectify ® released their newest software – Dispatch. This new software answers a question every internet user has asked her/himself: - what if I connect to 2 or more internet source? You would want to think that your speed would increase proportionally to the number of connection you have. Sadly this is not the case, your computer just use the other connections for redundancy and load balancing. This is where Dispatch changes things; this software lets you combine any number of 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections into a single faster more reliable connection. Can you imagine connecting your laptop to a Wi-Fi connection, a 3G dongle and an Ethernet application and have them be treated as one aggregate internet connection? Now at first glance it may seem impra...
How to Access LIME or Digicel’s 4G Internet using an unlocked 4G LTE Modem Dongle, smartphone or Tablet
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How to Access LIME or Digicel’s 4G Internet using an unlocked 4G LTE Modem Dongle, smartphone or Tablet

Since my article on unlocking a Huawei E1556 Modem dongle as described in How to Access LIME or Digicel’s 3G Internet using an unlocked Huawei E1556 Modem Dongle or Nokia Modem Dongle went live, interest in our blog has pretty much peaked. Thus when I went on to write the sequel How to Access LIME or Digicel’s 3G Internet using an unlocked Huawei E1556 Modem Dongle or Nokia Modem Dongle, I was more than surprised that readers of the Geezam blog made the article No. 1 in terms of traffic to the Geezam blog, based on the weekly rankings on the right column of the blog since January 2012. It seems an AWFUL lot of Jamaicans were interested to read the article, just so that they could learn how to unlock their 3G devices, as apparently nobody’s crazy about buying Digicel overpriced 3G Modem...