Digicel rolls out 4G network in Guyana

first_img…future investments pegged at USMBY DEVINA SAMAROODigicel Guyana launched its superfast 4G network, guaranteeing enhanced data services on mobile devicesCustomers flocked Digicel’s outlets to access the newly launched 4G Internet servicewith more varieties of packages to choose from.During the launching ceremony in Bartica on Saturday, the telecoms giant introduced 4G Smart Bundles consisting of “Bigger data bundles” and Free Talk and Texts to all local numbers, which will be available to both postpaid and prepaid Digicel customers.Technically, the 4G service will be cheaper since it will be bundled with free talk and texts; while the regular plan will remain the same.The service will be available in over 100 sites across the country, including Georgetown, Berbice, Essequibo, and Linden as well as out of town areas such as Port Kaituma, Kwakwani and Mahdia.Other areas will get the 4G services in the following months.Digicel Guyana’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Kelly expressed his gratitude to Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes for releasing the spectrum to allow the 4G network to become available.According to the CEO, all that is left to do now is to liberalise the telecommunications sector in the country in order to stimulate competition, which will in turn result in better services for customers.Kelly noted that once the Telecommunication Liberalisation Bill is passed, Digicel will take immediate steps to introduce cheaper services such as Internet rates and international calls, as well as the possibility of landline services.Following the passage of the Bill, Digicel’s future investments into the country could be worth over US$30 million.For more information about Digicel’s 4G upgraded Internet, customers can visit the company’s Facebook page, one of its outlets or call the customer care line by dialing 100.last_img

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