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GTT fibre passes 100,000 households milestone

14 Oct 2022

Full-service provider Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) has extended its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to 100,000 homes, the company claimed at a press conference yesterday. The event was attended by Prime Minister Mark Phillips, who attributed the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector for ‘creating the impetus’ for development and growth in the market. The PM, who also holds the ministerial portfolio for telecommunications, was quoted as saying: ‘Government is happy to receive the announcement of the extensive fibre rollout efforts conducted by GTT to ensure the reliable connectivity of Guyanese while strengthening the communities they serve and fostering innovation within the telecommunications sector of Guyana …This show of initiative and genuine consideration for the needs of our people aligns perfectly with our Government’s commitment to modernising Guyana’s infrastructure, including its utility services, to support a flourishing economy.’

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, GTT is planning to extend FTTH coverage to 75% of Guyanese households by the end of 2024 and will invest GYD10 billion (USD45.6 million) over the next two years to achieve that target.

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