Telecommunications provider Digicel says its recent announcement that it is ready to roll out its new fibre optic infrastructure, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is set to enter a new era of global competitiveness and economic development.
“Investment in this state-of-the-art technology helps to ensure SVG’s future: providing a faster, more reliable Internet service on island,” the company said in a press statement.
Digicel’s Country Manager, Fanta Williams, said: “Digicel has been — and will continue to be — the catalyst for new technology. This fibre optic network will positively impact the lives and livelihoods of Vincentians; making even faster internet speeds available.”
The company says the DIGICEL FIBRE experience promises wider coverage, broader bandwidth, faster connections and a crystal clear video service that won’t fade or disconnect in inclement weather –all for a very competitive price.
It says the technology is ideal for businesses, improving efficiency in the office and on the go.
“Wherever you are and whatever you are doing (in a technological sense) just got a whole lot faster — and smarter,” the company said.
DIGICEL FIBRE additionally paves the way for new opportunities in healthcare, including remote access to doctors and diagnostics. It also puts Vincentian students on an equal footing with their tech-savvy peers throughout the world.
The company says one of the most important features of DIGICEL FIBRE is its reliability and climate resilience.
“Whatever the weather conditions, the network will remain dependable with no interruptions to data transmission.
Infrastructure for DIGICEL FIBRE connections to private businesses is slated to roll out throughout 2019. This will happen in step with the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program, also known as the CARCIP project — one of Digicel’s more significant undertakings in the region.”
Phase 1 of the CARCIP project will connect every government building to the new high-speed fibre network.
Schools and hospitals will follow, making 21st century initiatives — such as smart cities, safe cities, connected health and advanced learning — a reality, the company said.