4 August, 2015
Mobile 4G LTE Launched in Turks and Caicos Islands
LIME Turks and Caicos becomes the next LIME market to launch Mobile 4G LTE service.
The largest telecommunications full-service provider in Turks and Caicos today announced its launch of the fastest and most advanced 4G network in the islands. The launch of mobile 4GLTE in the Turks Islands makes it only the third LIME market in the Caribbean region to offer this highly advanced technology to its customers.
LTE (Long Term Evolution) is a ‘fourth generation’ (4G) mobile service which will enable the company’s customers to access mobile data at far higher download speeds than previously available. Browsing the internet, downloading files and streaming videos will become almost instantaneous for 4G (LTE) customers.
The 4GLTE network, which was deployed by Ericsson, boasts close to 100% coverage across Provo, Grand Turk and South Caicos as well as higher capacity with enhanced mobile data services.
The upgrade to mobile 4G LTE is part of the ongoing US$10 million upgrade launched by LIME late last year under the umbrella capital investment programme, called Project Marlin which is valued at US$1.05 Billion.
LIME’s General Manager Delleriece Hall said “The launch of 4G LTE in Turks and Caicos will set our islands apart as some of the best connected and best served countries not just in the Caribbean but anywhere in the world. High Definition (HD) video will be available without buffering as soon as Customers click on a website. The freedom, speed and functionality that 4G LTE delivers is immense. We have invested significantly to meet our commitment to deliver a world class mobile data and voice experience to our customers”.
LIME’s 4G LTE network will allow smartphone users to fully unleash the power of their smart devices such as Apple’s® iPhone® 5S, 5C, 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. LIME customers can now truly experience the amazing data processing power of these devices.
The launch of LIME’s mobile 4G LTE services positions The Turks and Caicos Islands on a par with the gold standard for mobile data anywhere in the world. Hall says” Our Belongers will finally be able to experience Data speeds of up to 35Mbps on their handset and will be able to surf, stream and download as if they were using our Superfast broadband Service at home, but from the palm of their hands.” The company introduced the new service with a range of new data plans and special prices on LTE handsets for its customers and features local sprint sensation Delano Williams.
Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communications, Honourable George Lightbourne said "This investment in 4G LTE by LIME will undoubtedly unlock further opportunities for new business development, self-entrepreneurship and employment growth. Moreover, it is an important step in continuing the journey towards creating a highly skilled knowledge based society".
Phylicia Hawkins, Acting Marketing and Communications Manager at LIME said “We value innovation and embrace excellence in the services we offer our customers; we have made a huge effort to deliver an unbeatable mobile data customer experience. This will revolutionise the opportunities available to both the consumer and businesses in Turks and Caicos."
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