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Flow Jamaica reduces data charges when roaming
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Flow Jamaica reduces data charges when roaming

Flow has announced a significant reduction in data-roaming charges. Launched on February 23, Flow mobile customers now pay a new data-roaming rate of only $50 Jamaican dollars per megabyte (MB). The new rate is applicable in both the United States and 45 other countries across the globe. “We are excited to announce that our customers can now use data, without fear or restriction, while travelling. Previously, data roaming was considered a premium service for travellers. However, as Jamaicans embrace mobility for both business and personal communication, Flow is leading the way and we have realigned our pricing strategy to meet the needs of our customers while on the go,” shared Dwight Williams, Senior Director, Product Management at Flow. He highlighted that “the new low data roaming...
SmartTerm Takes up Challenge to Streamline Caribbean Education Process
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SmartTerm Takes up Challenge to Streamline Caribbean Education Process

Upon being appointed the Minister of Education of Jamaica, Senator Ruel Reid asserted that parents needed to be more involved in the education and development of their children--in order for teachers to make a bigger impact in the classroom-- and that education begins in the home. In order for this to be done, there are a number of strategies that need to be employed, but one thing is still missing: a system that brings it all together. SmartTerm is that system. SmartTerm is a cohesive web and mobile school and learning management system that connects administration, teachers, students and parents. SmartTerm streamlines schools’ academic and administrative processes, including subject management, financial management, and personnel management, etc. According to a survey conducted by ...
Caribbean Tech Community Gathers as CaribNOG 11 kicks off in Jamaica
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Caribbean Tech Community Gathers as CaribNOG 11 kicks off in Jamaica

Anyone interested in the development of the Internet in Caribbean may have already heard of CaribNOG, the Caribbean Network Operators Group. Over the past decade, this volunteer-based community of computer engineers has grown into a formidable influencer in the regional technology arena. Today, its twice-yearly regional gatherings are among the most highly anticipated events on the Caribbean’s tech calendar. CaribNOG facilitates education and training for those in the Caribbean responsible for designing, deploying and maintaining computer networks. This year, when the three-day event kicks off on April 20 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, CaribNOG will be breaking new ground. “The Caribbean’s technology landscape is evolving rapidly, and CaribNOG plays a key role in helping the region keep pa...
Cable & Wireless & WhatsApp Sign Partnership
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Cable & Wireless & WhatsApp Sign Partnership

Cable & Wireless (C&W) and WhatsApp have entered into a strategic marketing partnership. A first for the Caribbean, this exciting deal offers C&W customers access to the full range of WhatsApp features across the company’s networks. As a result of this partnership, C&W will introduce a suite of innovative packages with additional benefits for customers, which will be unveiled across all its markets in the coming months. Cable & Wireless’s brands – Flow, BTC, and LIME – are currently the only officially authorized providers of WhatsApp data bundles in the Caribbean region. The agreement between Cable & Wireless with the world’s leading mobile messenger application, WhatsApp, highlights C&W’s commitment to bring the best value to customers through strategic ...
KINGSTOON 2016 – Animation Conference and Film Festival
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KINGSTOON 2016 – Animation Conference and Film Festival

KingstOOn 2016 is being launched as a 2-day Animation Conference, Marketplace and Film Festival as a part of the continued effort to catalyze the growth of the animation industry in Jamaica, and to continue attracting the attention of international clients. In this instance, KingstOOn will extend the brand it established in 2013 as the home of premiere Jamaican animation to the quintessential biennial display of Caribbean animation and Afrodescendant culture and storytelling through animated media. In order to do so, KingstOOn 2016 will operate along three core themes: LEARN, EARN and DISPLAY. To operationalize these themes, KingstOOn 2016 will: Facilitate the exposure of participants to more granular business topics, with more content specific workshops; Create a space for the ex...
Digicel Sportsmax NBA deal means fiber and 4G LTE coming this year
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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...
LIME Jamaica Goes with the FLOW thanks to Caribbean-wide Survey
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LIME Jamaica Goes with the FLOW thanks to Caribbean-wide Survey

“LIME customers ranked Flow higher against positive brand attributes, including innovation, value for money, customer-focused, going the extra mile” Group Director of Communications and Culture, Grace Silvera, quoting results of a survey from an independent company to justify their decision to go with the FLOW Brand It is now official!!! The CWC (Cable and Wireless Communications) purchase of FLOW that occurred back in November 2014 that the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining officially sanctioned in January 2015 is now moving into its next phase, that being rebranding. But with a twist! Instead of FLOW taking on the brand name of the parent, LIME, Parent is taking on the name of the company it purchased, which is FLOW! On Wednesday May 6th 2015 the company m...
Digicel and LIME identified by Netflix’s ISP Index as the Slowest in the Caribbean
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Digicel and LIME identified by Netflix’s ISP Index as the Slowest in the Caribbean

Think Jamaicans are feisty about their slow Broadband Internet? They may now have a reason after it was revealed that Digicel has the slowest Broadband in the Caribbean. So says Netflix in their Netflix's ISP Index for the month of December 2014, which ranked all the Caribbean ISP in terms of their ability to Stream Netflix Video. The Rankings are as thus: 3.53Mbps for Mexico's Totalplay 2.37Mbps for Flow 1.38Mbps for LIME 0.69Mbps for Digicel Broadband Digicel is ranked by Netflix as the slowest in the Caribbean, with Mexico’s Totalplay being the fastest, besting even ISPs in US and Canada. However, Digicel isn’t alone; Jamaica overall has the slowest average broadband rates in the World. Netflix’s Methodology for the results, which were captured in the month of January...