Lime Jamaica's US$79mn mobile network upgrade gets underway

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Telecoms operator Lime Jamaica is upgrading its mobile network to provide broadband speeds of up to 21Mbps in the country with an investment of US$79mn, according to Jamaican daily The Gleaner.

The project, which is also intended to improve voice quality and expand coverage in Jamaica, involves an extensive upgrade to the core of the telco's mobile network, the installation of new hardware, software upgrades and the upgrading of its cell sites.

The rollout started in October and US$20mn of the funds will be spent within this financial year, which ends March 2014, said the firm, according to the report.

"By the end of 2013, more customers in more places will begin to experience noticeably faster upload and download speeds while using their smartphone or tablet device," said Lime Jamaica CEO Garfield Sinclair.

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