Neptune Communications aims to make a splash in Jamaica

8 Sep 2021

Barbados-based Neptune Communications has announced the launch of its satellite-based broadband operations in Jamaica. Julian Jordan, CEO of Neptune Communications, commented: ‘The Caribbean remains highly vulnerable to network outages and downtime due to natural and man-made hazards and disasters including hurricanes, downed poles, cable breaks and electric grid volatility.’

Previously, in July this year, Neptune enlisted US-based Open RAN specialist Parallel Wireless to deploy what it described as ‘the first O-RAN compliant 4G LTE solution in the Caribbean’. The Barbadian authorities have reportedly awarded Neptune Communications a block of 700MHz spectrum, with the vendor noting: ‘Parallel Wireless is providing a compact Open RAN network solution to enable Neptune’s 4G LTE connectivity service platform delivering resilient, mission critical voice and data service to key agencies of the Government of Barbados.’

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