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Increase in Flow Jamaica Internet rates on February 1 2016
Tech News, Internet, Caribbean Tech

Increase in Flow Jamaica Internet rates on February 1 2016

Flow customers in Jamaica should expect to pay more for their internet services come February 1, 2016. Flow has announced increases in their rates they deem necessary at this time in order to improve their internet infrastructure and provide customers with speeds they demand. Unsurprisingly customers are not pleased and question the "freeness" of the recently revealed upgrades and speed increases announced just in time for Christmas. The rates that become effective on February1, 2016 along with present rates and increases can be seen in the chart below.  
Flow to upgrade Fiber Internet Service + islandwide 4G and LTE coming soon
Tech News, Internet, Caribbean Tech

Flow to upgrade Fiber Internet Service + islandwide 4G and LTE coming soon

In the recent months the internet  service from Flow Jamaica has been the subject of many rants as disgruntled customers have vented on social media and to the OUR about the poor service received. Credible information reaching us here at Geezam points to an imminent announcement from Flow as it relates to an upgraded and improved fiber internet service with increased bandwidth (for free) and availability. More to follow Update 1: Broadband speeds improved with upgrades to speed and performance. Fiber internet customers will experience a free speed upgrade in time for Christmas. Flow Rock package speed upgrade from 12mbps to 15mbps Flow Essential package speed upgrade from 15mbps to 20mbps Flow Plus package speed upgrade from 20mbps to 25mbps 100mbps packages now avail...
American Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet
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American Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet

Americans, it seems, are very attached to their smartphones. According to the latest stats from the Harvard University-based Pew Research  Study, Mobile Devices, be they smartphones, Tablets or in-between devices like Phablets are using them more than ever to access the Internet. These Pew Research Studies are interesting, as it gives us as Jamaican an idea of what's in store for us when we eventually achieve smartphone penetration levels similar to that of our most northerly neighbor. Pew Research Study on Smartphone Use in 2015 – Why Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet The Harvard University-based Pew Research  Study revealed that Americans use smartphones as their main source of Internet access: 64% of Americans own a smartphone 10% of smartphone owne...
Goodbye Internet Explorer, Hello Project Titan
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Goodbye Internet Explorer, Hello Project Titan

It hasn't been a secret but now its official, Internet Explorer; the worlds most hated web browser is going to be replaced in Windows 10. Microsoft hasn't decided on a new name for thier IE replacement but internally and on tech blogs it has been code-named "Project Titan". “We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10," said Microsoft's marketing chief Chris Capossela at the Microsoft Convergence conference Monday. "We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing." Internet Explorer dominated web browsing for many years but has seen a steady decline in users in recent years mainly due to the introduction of Mozilla Fi...
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...
Internet of Things Trend in smartphone-obsessed World at CES 2015
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Internet of Things Trend in smartphone-obsessed World at CES 2015

A really big trend right now that’s popped up at CES (Computer Electronics Show) 2015 is the push towards IoT (Internet of Things). We saw that in a slew of Samsung products on dislay at CES 2015, many of which won one of the eighty (80) Innovation Award as reported in Samsung's win Record CES 2015 Innovation Awards. Even their latest JS8500 and JS9500 Series of Smart UHDTV’s that use proprietary Quantum Dot Technology as noted in Samsung’s SUHD Smart TV Running Tizen OS as UHD Alliance Grows and Internet of Things Beckons that sports theSamsung’s One Connect Box with Tizen OS is updatable via the Internet and is basically an implementation of IoT!  Netflix Streaming barely get disrupted as the updates are minute in size! CES 2015 had a lot of gadgets on show by their proud Start-...
Digicel Cable and Submarine Fiber Optic Acquisitions point to 4G LTE based Caribbean Streaming TV
Internet, Opinion

Digicel Cable and Submarine Fiber Optic Acquisitions point to 4G LTE based Caribbean Streaming TV

Digicel has been a busy shopper since 2013. After recently acquiring a Cable TV license from TATT (Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago) as reported in my article Digicel acquires Trinidad and Tobago Cable TV License as Caribbean Fiber Optic Network Expands, I though a quick review was quite appropriate. First the Cable TV purchases, which began as far back as November 2013: Caribbean Cable Holdings in Anguilla, Nevis and Montserrat on November 2013 SAT Telecommunications in Dominica on February 2014 WIV Cable in Turks & Caicos on April 2014 Telstar in Jamaica on July 2014 I actually wrote about the purchase of WIV Cable TV along with her sister company TCT, operators of the Broadband Cable service TCExpress in my article Digicel Turks and Caicos thinks...
Digicel acquires Trinidad and Tobago Cable TV License as Caribbean Fiber Optic Network Expands
Tech News, Caribbean Tech

Digicel acquires Trinidad and Tobago Cable TV License as Caribbean Fiber Optic Network Expands

“We are investing heavily in cable TV, content and fibre across our markets to ensure that Digicel is positioned at the forefront of a data intensive world where our customers are able to enjoy multimedia experiences on multiple devices and avail of advanced solutions for their businesses. “We look forward to expanding our footprint further in this space in the coming year through a combination of acquisitions and greenfield builds.”  Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves in a Press Release from Digicel Group on Monday December 23rd, 2013 Looks like Digicel is spreading their wings in a serious way into the Cable TV Market! This as they've recently applied for a Cable TV license from TATT (Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago). It's part of Digicel continued investment i...