ISP Massy Communications has joined the consumer pay-TV and super-high speed fibre internet markets in Trinidad & Tobago, with the launch of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV services on 29 February 2016, Newsday reported. The new double-play offer is based on a Gigabit Passive Optic Network (GPON) system and provides internet speeds from 15Mbps to 250Mbps alongside 195 TV channels, 77 of which are HD, ‘the most among local TV providers’, Telesemana writes. Massy is offering five internet plans, four TV packages and five double-play combinations, with monthly prices of between TTD25 and TTD125 (USD3.80 to USD19.10), the report added. The commercial launch followed tests carried out in various parts of west, central and southern Trinidad, including the areas of Westmoorings, Chaguanas and Gulf View.
Massy will compete in the multi-play TV/broadband sector with established operators Flow (now owned by Cable & Wireless Communications), TSTT (Blink) and cellco Digicel (under its new fibre/TV brand Digicel Play). TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Massy Communications (formerly known as Three Sixty Communications) previously provided enterprise-focused data and voice services through its GPON network (as Trinidad’s third fixed voice provider alongside TSTT/Blink and Flow, although Massy does not currently market telephony services), while the company received its pay-TV operating licence in August 2014.