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Vincentians gather at Heritage Square to witness the launch of SVGs first LTE network

Vincentians gather at Heritage Square to witness the launch of SVG’s first LTE network.

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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.

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One reply on “Digicel St. Vincent launches LTE network”

  1. I am sure that they take the people got idiots and well it’s just they are force feeding the masses. Digicel launches the first LTE (Long Term Evelotion) in st Vincent it will be 10 times faster than 4G. Well for those who are not in the know LTE is actually 4G I live and work in the in for one of the UK’s biggest telecommunications providers. I am studying telecommunications at university, which involve me coving all forms of communication and hpthe standards. So listening to them lie to the people about how they have 4G and now they are introducing LTE is a load of bullshit.
    The people as well as the government needs to make these people accountable for there actions. You can’t be advertising hot sauce and then really is ketchup in the bottle. That is faulse advertising and this has been going on for some time now and it need to stop. The people need use there data for education poropuses instead of facebook Twitter and the rest. I am surprised no one else has not completed them about this by the way I am vincentian. When you are on LTE you don’t see that on your phone you see 4G.

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