Digicel investing USD305m, USD84m in FTTH in Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados

1 Mar 2016

Mobile operator Digicel has invested heavily in preparing for the full consumer launches of its pay-TV and fixed broadband services under the Digicel Play banner in Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados, where it has promised to plough USD305 million and USD84 million respectively in deploying fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure, NexTV News Latam reports. Digicel aims to offer ‘the most advanced online, television and digital service’ in the local market according to its Trinidad & Tobago CEO quoted by local newspaper Newsday during an announcement made at the group’s Port-of-Spain offices. Digicel now has pay-TV and broadband operations in eight Caribbean markets: Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos Islands (augmenting mobile telephony services in 27 countries in the region), whilst it also plans to launch IPTV in Bermuda this year. It looks to take on well-established triple-play fixed network competition from Flow/LIME in markets such as Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago.

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