TSTT launches LTE in 1900MHz band

12 Dec 2016

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has launched a 4G LTE mobile broadband service in the 1900MHz frequency band, reports the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Claiming the country’s first full mobile LTE service for smartphone users, TSTT CEO Ronald Walcott said: ‘Our customers can now experience ultra-fast broadband speeds on their mobile devices, with speeds that are as much as ten times faster than you can get anywhere else in Trinidad and Tobago right now.’

The 4G network will initially be rolled out to capital Port of Spain, San Fernando and Scarborough in phase one of the project. Company chairman Emile Elias was unhappy at the regulator’s decision to not yet grant TSTT access to the 700MHz frequency band, however, and said of the company’s expansion plan: ‘… anybody who gets in the way of that happening is going to come up against the very resolute board and management of TSTT.’ If granted the 700MHz spectrum by the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (TATT), the telco hopes to achieve 85% population coverage within a couple of months. TSTT previously launched a data device-only TD-LTE 2600MHz network in 2014, which it has expanded to over 400 locations.