BTL to launch Region’s fastest LTE Network in 2016
Monday, December 7th, 2015
On Friday, November 27th Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) announced that the company is in the final stages of selecting its mobile network vendor to build out and launch its Mobile LTE network in 2016. This new network is expected to be among the fastest and most robust in the western hemisphere, and BTL plans to take full advantage of the services in the LTE technology and equipment.
According to Anwar Barrow, Chairman of the BTL Executive Committee, this initiative is a response to the demands of their customers for better quality of service. “Our customers (business and residential) are using their mobile devices more and more to access the internet while on the go. They demand and expect to be able to stream YouTube and Netflix, play games, hold video conference calls and conduct business in a seamless way whether they are at work, home or out on the road,” said Barrow. He added that BTL meets and exceeds their customers’ demands for mobile data bandwidth and speeds. “Our planned investment in mobile LTE will give them speed 10 to 20 times faster than what they get today,” ended Barrow who also indicated that this will give customers the advantage to do anything they want. According to Barrow, the performance and coverage of the LTE network will be among the best in the entire region.
The company expects to finalize the selection of its LTE vendor in a matter of weeks and to begin deployment of the new network shortly thereafter.
BTL is also presently making a significant investment of millions of dollars to upgrade its 4G network in the face of overwhelming demand for its mobile data product. These upgrades are intended to be completed before end of year and will boost the performance and speed of the 4G network throughout the country.
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