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GTT launches fibre broadband

17 Jul 2017

Guyanese fixed line incumbent Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has launched fibre-based broadband services in and around the capital, Georgetown. The new offering, dubbed ‘Blaze’ provides customers with downlink speeds of up to 50Mbps on the top plan, and is available in La Grange, La Retraite, Bagotsville and Nismes (West Bank Demerara) as well as twelve areas of the capital. Kaieteur News Online cites the company’s CEO Justin Nedd as saying that the cost of the rollout was in the region of USD20 million to USD25 million so far, adding that only the first stage has been completed. In a public statement, the CEO explained that: ‘We’re investing over USD3 billion, not just in high speed internet but also in making much needed network upgrades … we’ve partnered with award winning teams to ensure that before the end of the year we can provide you with faster speeds, more capacity and enhanced network reliability.’

The new Blaze plans are available at three levels: a 5Mbps plan for GYD8,999 (USD41.8); a 20Mbps plan for GYD10,999; or 50Mbps for GYD13,999. Each plan has an activation fee of GYD12,000, plus an equipment rental fee of GYD600 per month.

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