Digicel says its customers can now enjoy blazing-fast mobile speeds on “St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ first superfast Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network”.
The company says the move is part of its promise to take things to the next level with ongoing global network expansion.
LTE is the very latest in commercially available mobile data technology, packing speeds up to 10 times faster than 4G.
“It is capable of running multiple applications smoothly, allowing customers to share large files in real-time and multi-task to their heart’s content. With speeds that surpass anything on a personal computer, it also enables glitch-free High Definition (HD) videos and streaming in real-time, whether on a smartphone, tablet or other internet-enabled devices,” the company said.
“The launch of LTE is another first-to-market for Digicel and is also a major step in equipping SVG with the most modern communications and entertainment infrastructure while improving the country’s rate of internet penetration.
Fanta Williams, country manager of Digicel St. Vincent & the Grenadines said: “Besides upgrading the way people connect, LTE gives a boost to local productivity and opens up significant earning and employment opportunities for the people of SVG.”
In its World Development Report (2016) the World Bank showed how a 10 percentage point increase in broadband penetration can increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 1.38 percentage points in developing economies.
“With LTE, SVG can drive digital transformation and systematically restructure the society, getting the most out of services like e-commerce, e-learning and e-government,” Digicel said in press statement.
Fanta further stated: “Digicel brings the first LTE network to St. Vincent and the Grenadines changing the way our customers connect, work and play. We’re very excited about moving data at much faster speeds so our customers can enjoy a more seamless experience with us.”
The new LTE data network will work seamlessly with its existing 4G network – making Digicel the first LTE network to deliver lightning-fast mobile data, covering more than 65 per cent of residents on mainland St. Vincent; and will very soon have 100 per cent coverage across all of SVG, being the country’s first and only island-wide LTE network.