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HSPA+ Upgrade Launched in the Cayman Islands

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Lime, the Caribbean business of Cable & Wireless Communications, has launched its first HSPA network in the Cayman Islands.

In May Lime announced its strategy to be the first telecoms operator to offer HSPA+ mobile services across the Caribbean region. The business is now in the process of a phased upgrade of its networks to incorporate HSPA+ services.

The Cayman HSPA+ network provides 100% coverage of all three Cayman islands (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac).

Lime has launched new price plans in Cayman for its HSPA+ services. New postpay price plans have inclusive bundles of voice minutes, texts and mobile data, whilst the price per megabyte of mobile data has been substantially reduced. Mobile broadband services have also been launched.

Lime plans to offer HSPA+ services across 12 other Caribbean markets over the next 18 months. Lime, Barbados and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company will be the next CWC businesses in its Caribbean region to launch HSPA+ services. Both expect to launch HSPA+ later this year.

The company is branding the upgrade as a 4G service.

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