One Communications, the Bermudan telecoms operator rebranded from CellOne on 1 November 2016, has confirmed that it has started deploying fibre-optic broadband infrastructure in the capital Hamilton. The rollout forms part of a USD20 million investment programme. Frank Amaral, CEO of One Communications, told the Royal Gazette: ‘We made a public commitment to making this investment and we are following through on that promise. Our newly laid fibre network, branded Fibre Wire, is the first of its kind in Bermuda. The infrastructure will vastly improve internet service, providing more bandwidth as well as a significant increase in speeds.’
One is also continuing with the rollout of its 4G LTE mobile network, the chief executive noted. The telco was awarded 4G spectrum in the 700MHz band in October 2016, and is committed to deploying 4G technology to 75% of the country within six months of the spectrum hand-over.
TeleGeography notes that the enlarged One Communications business was formed via the merger of mobile unit CellOne and fixed line operator Logic Communications. The tie-up was set in motion back in October 2015 when US-based ATN International (ATNI) – the owner of CellOne – signed an agreement to take a controlling interest in Bermuda-based KeyTech, parent of Logic.