|TSTT launches 4G LTE |
Thursday, December 15 2016
TSTT digitally cemented its brand as the number one communications provider in Trinidad and Tobago with the launch of their historic 4G LTE (long-term evolution) Mobile Network on Friday.
At TSTT House on Edward Street, Port-of- Spain, the robust fourth generation broadband technology was unveiled by several eager members of the company’s executive. Hosted by TSTT’s Marketing vice-president Camille Campbell, Dr Ronald Walcott (chief executive officer), Emile Elias (chairman) and other members of their corporate leadership team; Friday’s notable disclosure elevated this nation’s mobile capabilities to a world class level.
Generally, the new 4G LTE network provides the ability for mobiles to be more efficient. It allows the user to experience ultra fast broadband speeds on their devices. This solution would provide speeds that are as much as ten times faster than anyone in TT – a world standard.
“We stand here today, proud, to be able to announce to the nation that the launch of the very first 4G LTE Mobile Network to Trinidad and Tobago brought to you by none other than bmobile,” stated Campbell. “This is one of the many initiatives in our plans which will allow us to deliver excellent service to our valued customers. It’s all about a new lifestyle.”
In his feature address, Dr Walcott indicated that there is a direct correlation between ICT (information and communications technology) development of a nation and economic development. As it stands, bmobile is the only fixed wireless LTE network in TT and has now surged further ahead with their latest evolutionary expansion. Thus far, TSTT has completed phase one of its 4G LTE deployment, having covered Port-of-Spain and environs, San Fernando and its surrounding areas and Tobago.
“Our intention is to roll out this network nationally, at least 85 percent population coverage over the next few months, assuming of course that we can get the spectrum that’s required,” said Dr Walcott. “It is our expectation that we will be able to continue to roll out the 700MHz (gold standard) spectrum. This includes the ability to have the type of geographic coverage that we want. We would want to ensure that we can provide this solution through the length and breadth of TT so everyone could be a part of this modern and exciting era.”
Following his remarks, a short demonstration of the 4G LTE Mobile speed was conducted by TSTT’s chief Technology and Information officer, Roger Richards, and vice-president of Mobile Operations, Chevon Wilson. The pair easily displayed the intensity of the service on their mobiles by streaming Netflix and YouTube in high definition (HD) with zero buffering at an average of 67MB per second download speed and 24MB per second (upload).
Additionally, chairman Elias did not mince his words, and showed great passion in the plight towards attaining the necessary spectrum to ensure full coverage of the twin-island republic. Elias grabbed the bull by the horns and called out the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago on their shortcomings of being unable to provide the required spectrum to affirm total population coverage of the 4G LTE network.
TSTT though, has continued to move full steam ahead with their recent bmobile rebranding last week and additional launch of their new HD Voice which has since significantly improved hearing clarity on their mobile network. With blazing 4G LTE speeds now available, Life is On.