Lime Switches on HSPA+ Upgrade Early Ahead of Tropical Storm Arrival
Published on: 11th Jul 2013
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Lime St. Lucia, a Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) business, has become the first operator to offer HSPA based mobile data services in St. Lucia.
Lime turned on its new mobile data network ahead of its planned commercial launch to enable customers to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Chantal which passed the island on Tuesday.
Lime had previously offered limited mobile data services through its EDGE network.
Lime St. Lucia General Manager, Chris Williams said: "Our customers told us loud and clear they want a fast and reliable network comparable to first world standards, and we have responded. We have rebuilt our mobile data network and rolled out a brand-new leading-edge 4G network, which we know is going to thrill our data-hungry customers."
St. Lucia is the seventh Cable & Wireless Communications market to upgrade to HSPA+ technology, the others being Panama, Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands and Monaco.
St. Lucia is a Commonwealth nation in the Eastern Caribbean with a population of nearly 163,000 people. CWC has operated in the country since 1924.