Jamaican utility firm eyeing future telecoms launch

16 Jul 2015

The Jamaican utility group Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it has no immediate plans to enter the country’s telecoms market, despite it having been granted a range of licences allowing it to provide fixed communications services. Its concessions include domestic and international carrier and service provider licences. A report from the Jamaica Gleaner cites JPS chief executive Kelly Tomblin as saying that while the company is not planning an imminent launch of telecoms services, using its distribution infrastructure to support communications is a definite part of its future strategy. JPS has already deployed communications technology alongside its power networks to support its own internal phone networks. Jamaica’s fixed line market is currently dominated by LIME and its cable TV sister company Flow.