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Bahamas gets 4G with Huawei upgrade

The Bahamas Telecommunications Co, part of Cable & Wireless Communications, has completed the full commercial launch of the country’s only Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile data services. 

Light Reading
Monday, February 17, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014

LONDON — The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), part of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), has completed the full commercial launch of the country’s only Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile data services.

4G LTE is the fastest mobile data service currently available to telecoms operators and will enable BTC to increase the speed at which its customers can download mobile data at least five-fold. Customers can expect download speeds of between 10 – 15 megabits per second in normal circumstances. This will deliver an improved mobile data experience while enabling them to access new services like video calling and the streaming of HD video.

The current deployment provides BTC with the largest 4G LTE network footprint in the Caribbean region. LTE 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.

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