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FLOW launches LTE in Barbados as Jamaica gets Huawei E8372
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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 t...
How 700 million Chinese Phones with Adups firmware can Spy on You
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How 700 million Chinese Phones with Adups firmware can Spy on You

“[They were] recently made aware of the concerns discovered by Kryptowire and is working with our public and private sector partners to identify appropriate mitigation strategies.” Marsha Catron, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, speaking o the discovery of the Adups Technology Company firmware backdoor Looks like the Chinese Government are spying on the West again, this time by going into your stuff on that ultra-cheap smartphone that you picked up in China. Kryptowire, the security firm discovered code for a backdoor written by Shanghai software developer Adups Technology Company that's inside of 700 million phones, cars and other smart devices. More interestingly, this backdoor can be found in 120,000 phones made by BLU, a bran that makes dual-SIM smartphon...
Digicel and GTT 80 Mbps 4G LTE in Guyana hints at August 2016 Launch in Jamaica
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Digicel and GTT 80 Mbps 4G LTE in Guyana hints at August 2016 Launch in Jamaica

“Finally, we will bring you 4G (fourth generation mobile telecoms technology). I know that you have waited a long time and I am happy as you to say that we have received approval from the government” Chief Executive Officer of GTT, Justin Nedd, announced in a statement on Friday April 29th 2016 Looks like Bahamas got beaten out by Guyana in the 4G LTE race! This as mobile carriers GTT and Digicel are both planning to launch 4G LTE in Guyana, starting in the capital city of Georgetown. Coincidentally, the spectrum for 4G LTE was allocated in April 2016, one month before many Guyanese are expected to come back to their homeland to celebrate the Nation’s 50th Independence anniversary on Thursday May 26th 2016. Naturally, expect many of these Guyanese returnees and tourists to ...
How Digicel’s and CellOne LTE in Bermuda means 75 Mbps speeds coming to Jamaica
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How Digicel’s and CellOne LTE in Bermuda means 75 Mbps speeds coming to Jamaica

Bermudian mobile operators CellOne and Digicel are finally going 4G LTE....just not in Jamaica! In just a few weeks from now, Digicel Bermuda will launch their first 4G LTE Network in the British Territory. The main competition, CellOne, is set to unveil a 4G LTE Network around the same time, albeit their service will be limited to the capital of Hamilton. So why exactly are the Telecom Providers in Bermuda launching 4G LTE? CellOne's 4G LTE Sandbox - 75MBps Speeds wee inevitable as Tourists want the convenience CellOne’s marketing director, Brian Lonergan, 4G LTE was inevitable on Bermuda, given their close proximity to the US of A, where Tourists come expecting to be able to watch movies on their smartphones, quote: “You can’t be the carrier that does not have it. And whe...