Flow Jamaica has decommissioned the legacy network previously owned by broadband fixed wireless access (BFWA) player DEKAL Wireless, which it acquired back in December 2014, as it sought to increase its coverage of rural areas. DEKAL, which served 15,000 fixed broadband subscriptions at the time of the transaction, utilised unlicensed 2.4GHz spectrum and ‘Super WiFi’ equipment from Altai Technologies. The shutdown took place on 30 June.
Kayon Mitchell, Flow’s Director of Communications, told the Jamaica Gleaner: ‘With the exception of 28 residential customers whose contact information is outdated, we will complete the migrations within our timeline. For those outstanding customers, we do have new technologies available for them and are trying to reach them via other means.’