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Digicel says mobile 4G now 92% population coverage in Jamaica

Digicel says mobile 4G now 92% population coverage in Jamaica

Posted by Shanelle Weir on May 20, 2014

Telecommunication company, Digicel, on Tuesday announced that it has recently completed “a massive expansion project” on its 4G mobile network, increasing its footprint to 92 per cent population coverage across Jamaica.

According to the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Krishna Phillipps, this expansion is in keeping with Digicel’s commitment to “providing internet everywhere for everyone and ensuring that Jamaica stays abreast of mobile technology changes”.

“Digicel is already making significant headway in increasing Jamaica’s mobile broadband footprint in every parish and ensuring that people across Jamaica have access to the fastest and most reliable mobile broadband network,” Phillipps said in a Digicel release.

“As part of the recent expansions, we deployed 170 new 4G Mobile sites across the island to expand coverage and increase 4G Mobile capacity in all 14 parishes. We also deployed 17 new 2G and 4G sites to improve coverage in many rural areas,” Phillipps added.

Meanwhile, Distribution Director at Digicel, Patrick King, said that with the increased access to its 4G Mobile network, they are seeing where customers in the most remote areas of the island now have access to the internet and are increasing purchases of mobile phones.

“…we have seen an increase of over 200,000 subscribers on our 4G Mobile network over the last quarter and over 70 per cent increase in subscribers using our data plans as customers better manage their mobile internet experience.,” said King.

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