Huawei and Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) have announced the launch of what they claim to be the Caribbean’s largest commercial WiMAX network. The first phase of the deployment covers only selected parts of the islands, although this will be extended during 2011 to connect all of the islands making up the Trinidad &.Tobago archipeligo. George Hill, Chief Technology Officer of TSTT, said, ‘With this milestone, TSTT has taken a great leap forward towards our ultimate aim: to make high-quality, wireless broadband accessible to as many people as possible. We are very proud of this achievement.’
According to Huawei’s press release, its WiMAX solution is used by over 79 commercial WiMAX networks across Europe, North America, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Middle East, and Africa. Huawei says it is currently working on WiMAX projects with Clearwire in the United States, BSNL in India, Globe in the Philippines and MTN in the Middle East and Africa.