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Bahamas Boosts Mobile Coverage Ahead of Major Sporting Event

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Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) says that it is enhancing its mobile data network in The Bahamas ahead an expected surge in usage when one of the region's main athletics meetings takes place in the country over the Easter weekend.

The company's local subsidiary, BTC will install a new mobile cell site at the country's National Stadium on the island of New Providence, where the athletics meet will take place.

The company will install a further four sites in areas of heavy mobile data traffic.

BTC launched HSPA+ mobile data services in January 2012 and has seen data traffic over its network increase rapidly over the past 12 months. Customers are also making an additional 500,000 calls per day over the new network.

Geoff Houston, CEO of BTC, said: "What we have seen is that the pent up demand for both voice and data in The Bahamas was extraordinary. These new cellular towers will provide even better data and voice services to our mobile customers."

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