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New telco claims to have been given Green light to launch 5G

2 Nov 2021

A new telco, Green Gibraltar, has reportedly been granted approval to launch 5G mobile services in Guyana, Stabroek News writes, citing a statement from the company. According to the local daily, the newcomer had submitted applications for licences and spectrum rights to provide a commercial mobile 5G service in seven of Guyana’s ten regions. The areas in question were the densely-populated coastal areas – regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) – and the hinterland regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice). The remaining three regions, meanwhile, represent Guyana’s most sparsely-populated and remote territories.

The company, which claims to be ‘100% Guyanese owned’, was quoted as thanking the government for its ‘diligent scrutiny’ during the licensing process, adding: ‘With the approval of the licence, efforts will now focus on the steps necessary to commence operations’. Green Gibraltar said it had submitted its formal application in January 2021. TeleGeography notes, however, that the Guyanese government has yet to confirm the telco’s claims regarding the allocation of licences and further details regarding the would-be market entrant’s proposition are unavailable.

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