LTE Network Upgrade Completed for The Bahamas
Published on: 14th Feb 2014
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) says that it has completed the full commercial launch of the country's only LTE network.
LTE services will be available in The Bahamas' four most populated islands this month and then rolled out to the rest of the country. The network upgrade has been undertaken by Huawei.
Geoff Houston, Chief Executive of BTC, said: "The launch of 4G LTE services positions us on a par with the gold standard for mobile data used in the United States. We have invested to meet our commitment to deliver a world class mobile data and voice experience to our customers."
BTC is the exclusive mobile operator in the country which has a population of 319,000 people. The company has has been granted a 15 year licence to provide LTE mobile data services on the 700 megahertz radio frequency.
Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) which owns the mobile network operator also offers LTE services in the Cayman Islands and Monaco.