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FLOW WiFi tested in Barbados heralds Unlimited Wi-Fi Streaming
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FLOW WiFi tested in Barbados heralds Unlimited Wi-Fi Streaming

FLOW has huge plans for free Wi-Fi in the pipeline…..coming to a FLOW Router soon. This bit of news came out around the same time as the FLOW Barbados LTE test as noted in FLOW launches LTE in Barbados as Jamaica gets Huawei E8372 According to a source close to the situation, FLOW Barbados on March 8th 2017 began testing free a Wi-Fi concept FLOW WiFi gives users free Wi-Fi accessible via using their FLOW ID as a login. This is basically sandboxing of this POC (Proof of concept) on the unsuspecting guinea pigs in Barbados! Their FLOW WiFi initiative is an attempt to enhance their Public Access Wi-Fi and is available to Digicel customers and tourists roaming with their smartphones from other networks.  Access is free of cost with no usage limits. If this sounds familiar to my r...
5G Networks with Renewable Energy, Fiber Optic Waveguides and AI
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5G Networks with Renewable Energy, Fiber Optic Waveguides and AI

Even as Digicel has launched 4G LTE branded as Digicel LTE as per my ditty How to Activate a Digicel LTE Smart Plan on your Smartphone, Telecom Provider around the world are preparing for the coming of 5G by 2020. There are no standards for what qualifies as 5G, only a Roadmap from the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), the Telecommunications arm of the UN (United Nations), 5G’s official name is IMT-2020. The ITU has published their 5G Mission Plan published under the “IMT for 2020 and beyond”, laying out some basic standards and specifications. The current 5G Standards, referred to as 5G NR, are aiming for the following: 20Gbps speeds 1ms latency But first, a quick review of previous Telecoms Technologies that we've used to communicate. The G in 5G - Gene...
Caricel’s LTE network to be deployed by Comtech and Alepo
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Caricel’s LTE network to be deployed by Comtech and Alepo

The next weapon to be employed by telecommunications providers in Jamaica will be 4-G Long-Term Evolution networks (LTE). Flow, Digicel and now the latest entrant into the war Caricel are lining up to "switch on" their networks to feed an increasing data-hungry market. Information has emerged that Caricel's LTE network will be deployed by US telecommunication firms Alepo and Comtech. “As we prepare to launch our new, superfast LTE broadband services, we are thrilled to work with Alepo as we seek to transform the Jamaican landscape with the introduction of the latest developments in LTE technology,” said Lowell Lawrence, CEO for Caricel Jamaica. “We are confident in the proven LTE leadership, innovation, and deployment expertise that an Alepo Comtech partnership offers.” Alepo has ...
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...
Bahamas Upgraded to LTE Mobile Data
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Bahamas Upgraded to LTE Mobile Data

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), part of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), has completed the full commercial launch of the country’s only Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile data services. 4G LTE is the fastest mobile data service currently available to telecoms operators and will enable BTC to increase the speed at which its customers can download mobile data at least five-fold. Customers can expect download speeds of between 10 - 15 megabits per second in normal circumstances. This will deliver an improved mobile data experience while enabling them to access new services like video calling and the streaming of HD video. The current deployment provides BTC with the largest 4G LTE network footprint in the Caribbean region. LTE will be available in The Bahamas’ four...