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Digicel planning USD22.6m spend on LTE

9 Mar 2022

Digicel Guyana has announced plans to invest USD22.6 million on LTE network construction as part of efforts to transform the nation into a digital hub, Kaieteur News reports. The operator claimed combined population coverage via its other mobile networks of 98.14%, with LTE coverage of 86%. Under the planned programme, however, Digicel’s LTE coverage would be increased to 96% by the end of the year. Digicel Guyana CEO Gregory Dean was quoted as saying of the development programme: ‘When we launched in Guyana 15 years ago we transformed the communications landscape with a promise to connect everyone everywhere to affordable mobile communications, now we’re setting our sights on superfast connectivity for every one via our LTE networks.’

As noted by TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Digicel has yet to launch commercial services over its LTE network. Digicel has, however, offered services marketed as ‘4G’ since 2016, when it adopted the label for offerings over its upgraded 3G network. The operator was awarded 4G spectrum in the 700MHz band in October 2021 but had already started its network rollout earlier that year.

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