Digicel announces BVI LTE capacity upgrade

23 Aug 2018

Digicel is working to increase the network capacity on a number of LTE cell sites in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The cellco says that the enhanced sites will have double the network capacity, improving bandwidth and coverage for subscribers. To date, newly optimised areas include Road Town, Huntum’s Ghut, Pasea Estate, Purcell Estate, Free Bottom, Long Bush, Baugher’s Bay, Nanny Cay and Towers. Going forward, Digicel engineers will complete network optimisation work at the following locations: Lambert, East End, Hodges Creek, Paraquita Bay, Sophie Bay, Airport, Cane Garden Bay, Prospect Reef, Sage Mountain, Todman Peak, Luck Hill, Little Bay (on Jost Van Dyke), Spanish Town and Little Dix Bay (both on Virgin Gorda).

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Digicel launched its 700MHz LTE network in January 2017, in parts of Tortola and Virgin Gorda. Its 4G network rollout was completed in May 2017, by which time it was offering connectivity to 99% of the populations of Tortola and Virgin Gorda, plus parts of Norman Island, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada.

Virgin Islands (U.K.), Digicel (BVI)