24 Jun 2009
Cable & Wireless Jamaica, operating under its new brand LIME, has announced the much anticipated launch of its W-CDMA network in Kingston, St Andrew and parts of St Catherine. Having originally been expected to launch in November last year, the company now plans to complete islandwide coverage of the 3G network within 18 months, aided by a site-sharing arrangement with rival cellco America Movil (Claro). ‘We expect we will have a very competitive network within the next twelve months and certainly within the next 18 months, the most competitive network in Jamaica,’ LIME country manager Geoff Houston told the Business Observer. ‘At this stage we are very focused on our post-paid customers but we will be offering a pre-paid service in the very near future,’ said Houston. So far the company has spent USD40 million to roll out the project in the capital.