Roseau-based Flow (Dominica), which extended the availability of its 4G LTE services to the consumer market segment in July this year, has announced that it is now ready to launch its state-of-the-art, fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and VDSL2+ network. The new hybrid network will provide customers with unprecedented ultra-fast broadband speeds, it says, with residents in Roseau Central, Goodwill, Stockfarm, Tarish Pit and Yampiece among the first to receive ‘Superfast Broadband’ – which went live from 10 September.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in June 2018 Flow (Dominica) announced it was gearing up to extend the availability of 4G LTE services to the consumer market segment the following month, and to that end launched an initiative to encourage customers to transition to the new technology. The company – which is owned by Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), part of Liberty Latin America (LLA) – partnered with HHV Whitchurch & Co, agents for Carib Beer, to reward customers for upgrading their SIM cards to the 4G LTE network. Nearly four years previously, in October 2014, Flow (Dominica) announced the launch of the country’s first 4G data network, confirming that its ‘Superfast 4G’ network would be offered to business users only, providing data-only tariff plans. The parent group invested more than USD4.5 million to deploy its island-wide 4G network operating in the 700MHz band, and rolled out 54 base stations covering the majority of the island that month.