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Crouching LIME Huawei E586 Mi-Fi – Hidden Dekal Wireless Dragon
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Crouching LIME Huawei E586 Mi-Fi – Hidden Dekal Wireless Dragon

On Friday October 21st 2011AD, LIME decided to let loose the Mobile Hotspot on the masses of 3G users. Specifically, the Huawei E586 Mobile Hotspot, or “Mi-Fi” as our American cousins to the North call this contrivance of Telecom Providers to have us spend more money using their addictive Wireless Broadband services. The Press Release can be perused at you leisure at LIME to offer Personal Mobile Internet Hot-spot – MiFi. While I would love to rant about LIME and their past shenanigans in the Voice Telecoms arena, I have already decided to bury the hatchet the minute I had penned my ditty on telecom Providers wireless Broadband expansion in the aptly titled LIME, Digicel and FLOW – Leading the Global 4G Adoption Curve. Good to note too, that the Telecom Provider will soon have their ve...
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 ...
LIME, Digicel and FLOW –  Leading the Global 4G Adoption Curve
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LIME, Digicel and FLOW – Leading the Global 4G Adoption Curve

I am sure many readers have many a complaint about Telecoms Providers and Triple Play Providers as it relates to the price and cost of Broadband Internet access, be it Wired or Wireless. I know. But I think if you read on, you would wish to cut them some slack. Right now, this bright and sunny Friday July 1st 2011AD, I am using a CLARO 3G Modem Dongle on a one (1) day Pass access. But thanks to a procedural flaw in how the Day Pass is interpreted by CLARO, I am still logged in on the same JA$300 credit I had put on since Sunday June 26th 2011AD – a trick that works once I keep my PC on indefinitely! Apparently, CLARO assumes that “normal” people only browse and log off within the 24hour timeframe and do not stay logged on indefinitely. I have also gone beyond the three (3) Gigabyte cap...
Dekal Wireless: Broadband for the Masses
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Dekal Wireless: Broadband for the Masses

When Dekal Wireless quietly launched on the scene in July 2010 with advertisements in Jamaica's Sunday Newspaper and very little fanfare, but offering so much more than what was on the table at the time. Digicel 4G Broadband, based on the WiMax 4G Fixed (IEEE 802.16a) and WiMax 4G Mobile (IEEE 802.16d,e) Protocols, stole all the show with their brash advertising, store retrofitting and pre- announcement hype, only to be swamped with traffic and thus complaints from customers, who discovered that their service, initially getting speeds of up to 10MBps best effort, is now cruising at speeds far below that of even CLARO 3G. Dekal Wireless, who Municipal Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) Network is powered by Internet connectivity provided by Fiber Optic T1 wholesaler FLOW, is quietly adding on casual brow...