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Telecommunications

Digicel’s Deep Blue One subsea fibre cable goes live

The future is here with best-in-class connectivity to French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago Kingston, Jamaica – Tuesday, June 4, 2024 – Digicel Group on Tuesday announced the activation of its subsea fibre cable, Deep Blue One. The company said that “significant investment” in international submarine capacity will supercharge connectivity across the Caribbean and South America, particularly benefiting ...

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Garbage fire burns fibre optic cable, causes Internet outage in several city areas

Numerous Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) residential and commercial fibre optic internet subscribers are without service after a fire at a huge heap of garbage on Robb and Alexander streets destroyed several telecoms cables. GTT could not immediately say how many areas in Georgetown were experiencing the Internet outage that began around 3 PM Wednesday. “Several fibre services within ...

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WANSAT and GTT record historic win with Cellular Backhaul Technology in Guyana

GTT, in partnership with WANSAT, has successfully backhauled cellular traffic from the hinterland to Georgetown via an international satellite and fibre connection, the phone company said Monday. The project is being managed entirely from WANSAT’s Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Georgetown and is a first implementation of its kind for any telecom operator in Guyana. Cellular backhaul is the process ...

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GTT increases Internet speeds

On the heels of record successes for Fibre in 2023, Guyana’s largest, fastest and most reliable network,  GTT, on Friday announced new rewards for its customers; and said Guyanese can look forward to an even more exciting future.   Last year, GTT saw a major expansion in its Fibre footprint across Guyana, ensuring that 2 out of every 3 homes now ...

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GTT signs major “smart rooms” agreement with new hotel

GTT Business Solutions on Monday announced that it has clinched an agreement with a high quality 149-room hotel to provide an integrated high-speed security and telecommunications system. The company said its agreement with Aiden Hotel by Best Western is poised to transform the hospitality experience in Guyana. The US$15 million boutique Aiden Hotel, located at Robb and Oronoque Streets, is ...

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Guyana inches closer towards phone number portability

The way is now almost clear for Guyanese to keep their existing phone numbers and decide whether to change the phone companies, the three telecommunications providers and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) said. “The operators are about to enter a final testing period before the launch of number portability,” the said in a joint statement. As part of the launch ...

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Rigorous tests underway for switching phone companies and keeping same numbers

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) said Guyana’s three telephone companies and the number portability company were conducting rigorous tests before launching the service that would allow subscribers to change their phone service providers but keep their existing numbers. “The critical stage of the live testing of numbers amongst the service providers is now a daily exercise. This testing component is ...

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GTT’s conneX bundle scoring big on fibre

GTT’s conneX voice and data bundle for businesses now accounts for 60 percent, as a result of engaging businesses in organisations and the general public,  Chief Operations Officer, GTT’s Business Solutions, Orson Ferguson said Tuesday. He said the voice, data and mobile bundle service on one bill, branded as conneX was developed after “businesses told us this is what we ...

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Caribbean phone companies suffering from “market failure” due to Over-The Top services, Social Media

A recent study shows that telecommunication companies in the Caribbean are operating at a loss due because people are making more calls, mostly international calls,  via Over-The-Top (OTP) services and the majority of data are being consumed through Social Media, according to a senior representative of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organisations (CANTO). “As Caribbean people, we should reject ...

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GTT passes 150,000 homes and businesses having access to Fibre

GTT, Guyana’s First in Fibre and Largest Fibre Network in Guyana, announces 150,000 homes and businesses having access to its high-speed fibre service, after recently making the service available to more than 1,100 homes and 170 businesses in Tuschen on the West Coast of Demerara, Region Three. Technicians have worked assiduously to roll-out more than 3000 miles (about 4828.03 km) ...

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