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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...
Digicel Wimax: One Year After Launch
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Digicel Wimax: One Year After Launch

It is just a year ago that Digicel's Wimax erupted onto the local broadband market with the aim of revolutionising and completely remodelling Jamaica's broadband service. After routing the telecoms juggernaut Claro in the christmas battle a year before, Digicel had re-equipped it's forces and turned its attention to Jamaica's decrepit internet system. The company, seeking to set yet another record in it's unprecedented drive across the caribbean, came with mobile Wimax labelled as 4G. The well known quality of Digicel's products as well as it's deadly marketing techniques made any venture of the company a highly feared one by it's potential competitors. This fear stems from the fact that Digicel's campaigns are usually short but extremely destructive to competition, mainly due to the fact ...
Digicel Jamaica Wimax Review Part 2
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Digicel Jamaica Wimax Review Part 2

This is the second part of a 2 part review of the recently launched Digicel Jamaica Wimax service. Part one of there review can be viewed by clicking here. Part one explained Wimax technology as well as giving an overview of the two types of modems that customers of the Digicel Wimax service will use to access the network including installation. In part two I will be covering the following areas: Subscribing and Account Management Speed and General Performance Pricing and Conclusion Subscribing and Account Management To start using the service you will need a modem which can be bought at select Digicel outlets as of this writing. Get the CPE modem if your are someone looking for a more fixed solution with the ability to connect multiple laptops and PCs to one connection...
Digicel Jamaica Wimax Review – Part 1
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Digicel Jamaica Wimax Review – Part 1

Digicel’s long anticipated WIMAX 4G has finally gone live after months of testing and fine tuning the network for optimum performance. The service is set to rival LIME’s broadband ADSL, mobile 3G connectivity being offered by Claro and LIME and the newcomer Dekal Wireless with their wireless broadband based on Wifi. As you can see WIMAX (World Interoperability for Microwave Access) has a lot of competitors offering increasingly better rates and speeds to consumers in Jamaica, so it has a lot of ground to make up in the first few months of it’s incarnation. How does Digicel’s WIMAX stand up to these rival services? In Part 1 of this Digicel Jamaica Wimax Review I will be covering 2 main areas. WIMAX: The Technology Hardware Overview WIMAX: The Technology Wimax is an IEEE sta...