GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 4, 2019 (CMC) – Local telecommunications provider, the Guyana Telephone And Telegraph Company (GTT) introduced Guyana’s first 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile network service, yesterday.
Subscribers from Georgetown to Great Diamond (East Bank of Demerara), Lusignan (East Coast of Demerara), Rosignol, Blairmont and New Amsterdam in Berbice, became the first set of beneficiaries of the technology.
According to the service provider’s Product Executive, Jamal Delph, GTT 4G LTE is currently the fastest mobile network in Guyana.
“With the evolution of technology worldwide, GTT sees it fit to continually upgrade its cell service provision… Customers can experience faster download and upload speeds on mobile devices for photos, videos, improved mobile application performance, higher definition of online gaming videos and reliable connectivity, maximizing the potential of your mobile device,” he explained.
Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes, remarked that the introduction of the service is significant to the telecommunications sector in Guyana.
“As the minister responsible for telecommunications in Guyana, I applaud this development, which comes at a time when demand for high-speed data is peaking, and will continue to peak with the transformation of our economy, and as we move into an oil and gas industry,” she observed.
Hughes said the government is currently entering its ‘Decade of Development’, where connectivity and high speed data availability will become a key driver in this regard. She also advocated for areas not yet provided with the service, to be considered in the shortest possible time, for a wider coverage to be achieved.
In his brief remarks at the launch, GTT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Justin Nedd, noted the achievement for the company since its last upgrade to the mobile service. This was done in 2016, when GTT launched its 3G network, moving from a 2G network service delivery.
Nedd reiterated that the company is about connecting people and improving the life experiences of all Guyanese.
“As we bring 4G LTE to the public, we certainly look forward to rolling that out to more and more of Guyana, as we get the spectrum,” he said.
He added that persons not living within the current 4G LTE coverage areas can still upgrade their SIM cards to benefit from the service, when they are within the coverage areas.
Persons can visit any GTT store locations to upgrade to this service, and those already on the network will receive a free SIM card when they upgrade.