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Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara gets GTT Fibre

Residents of Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara area on Saturday warmly welcomed GTT Fibre to their community as the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph (GTT) company rolled out its keenly anticipated Fibre broadband service, the company said. GTT’s Chief Operations Officer for Home Solutions & Fixed Services, Eshwar Thakurdin said, given the advantages to subscribers including more bandwidth and faster internet ...

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GTT promises to reduce backlog of landline applications in Bartica

Following a meeting with the mayor and residents in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) said that over the weekend installed and connected more than 20 schools and residents with landline services. Among the schools connected are Potaro primary, Bartica secondary, Resource center, Radio Bartica, St. John the Baptist primary, 1st Avenue Nursery and Byderabo Nursery ...

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Prime Minister signs exemption order for small internet service providers

The Guyana government has issued an exemption order to expedite the licensing process for small internet providers, in keeping with its efforts to expand the telecommunications sector. Prime Minister , Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips made this disclosure during his guest appearance on NCN’s “Budget in Focus” on Friday. ” I have signed an exemption order that is linked towards 50-odd ...

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GTT contributing to community employment- Industry and Commerce Minister as telecoms company opens new stores

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond has lauded the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) for opening two news stores and creating jobs for communities in which they are operating, saying it is a sign of confidence in the economy. Minister Walrond, who commissioned the stores at Parika, East Bank Essequibo and Grove, East Bank Demerara, noted that ...

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Guyana Telephone and Telegraph hosts EduConnect Webinar Series

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, recently wrapped up an EduConnect virtual Series, aimed at supporting teachers, parents and children as they adapt to online learning and instruction. The Series was launched in response to changes in instruction, learning and entertainment due to COVID-19. “We are aware that many of our students, teachers and ...

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O’Brien puts up Digicel HQ, cash to seal debt deal

Reproduced from the Jamaica Gleaner Digicel Group chairman Denis O’Brien has put up the telecoms regional headquarters on the Kingston, Jamaica, waterfront as collateral under a debt deal with bondholders. The Digicel founder committed to putting up US$50 million – half in cash and the rest in the building – to sweeten the deal under which the telecoms is seeking ...

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GTT workers take COVID-19 induced pay cuts

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it will be cutting salaries temporarily in an effort to ensure the country’s largest telecommunications company survives the “turbulent times during the COVID-19 pandemic.” “This unprecedented situation is already having a severe financial impact on the business and we are just at the beginning. In a bid to ensure continued service provision ...

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GTT makes COVID-19 hotlines toll free

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Wednesday confirmed that after interactions with officials from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the company has decided to make all Covid-19 hotline numbers toll free. “The decision to make the hotline numbers toll free came as part of the company’s strategic measure to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic ...

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Gun-point robbery of GTT mini outlet at Giftland Mall

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT) kiosk on the lower flat of Giftland Mall was Monday night robbed by two youths armed with a gun. “Customers were still lined up to pay as today (Monday) is the last day for bill payments. Two males just walked up, pulled the guns, collected the money and walked out,” GTT spokeswoman, Jasmin Harris ...

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GTT promises refunds if Blaze Internet service is not up to standard

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company Limited (GTT) says if it does not meet publicly-stated standards of its Blaze fibre optic internet service from February 1, 2020, customers will receive refunds. “We have listened to our customers and made some changes to deliver a vastly improved service to our BLAZE customers in 2020 and beyond. We are determined to elevate ...

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