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CWC develops Bahamas data network

Cable & Wireless Communications
Thursday 28 March 13

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) is enhancing its mobile data network in The Bahamas ahead an expected surge in usage when one of the region’s main athletics meetings takes place in the country over the Easter weekend…

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) is enhancing its mobile data network in The Bahamas ahead an expected surge in usage when one of the region’s main athletics meetings takes place in the country over the Easter weekend.

The Caribbean Free Trade Association (Carifta) Games take place in The Bahamas from March 29 – April 1 and is sponsored by CWC’s Caribbean brands LIME and The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). National teams of athletes aged under-20 from across the Caribbean will compete.

BTC will install a new mobile cell site at the country’s National Stadium on the island of New Providence, where the athletics meet will take place.

The company will install a further four sites in areas of heavy mobile data traffic.

BTC launched 4G (HSPA+) mobile data services in January 2012 and has seen data traffic over its network increase rapidly over the past 12 months. Customers are also making an additional 500,000 calls per day over the new network.
Geoff Houston, CEO of BTC, said:

“What we have seen is that the pent up demand for both voice and data in The Bahamas was extraordinary. These new cellular towers will provide even better data and voice services to our mobile customers.”

The LIME BTC Carifta Games are viewed as one of the main events for identifying athletic talent in the Caribbean. Several world record holders and world and Olympic champions have competed in past events including LIME ambassadors Yohan Blake from Jamaica and Kirani James from Grenada.


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