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Viasat, ReadyNet launch satellite-based broadband in Jamaica

Published 26 Aug 2019 10:56 CET | Jamaica

US satellite internet services provider Viasat has announced the launch of a new broadband service in Jamaica. The company teamed up with local operator ReadyNet to unveil ...

Cole Philbert named new Digicel Jamaica CEO

Published 12 Jul 2019 12:03 CET | Jamaica

Caribbean-focused operator Digicel has appointed Allison Cole Philbert as the new chief executive officer of its Jamaica unit, replacing Justin Morin, reports the Jamaica ...

Jamaica's Xtrinet takes over control of Caricel operations

Published 08 Apr 2019 16:35 CET | Jamaica

Jamaican telecommunications firm Symbiote, trading as Caricel, said its network is now being controlled by another locally licensed operator called Xtrinet, reports the ...

Hammer Fiber Optics teaming up with WCI to bring FWA services to Jamaica

Published 26 Feb 2019 11:59 CET | Jamaica

Fixed wireless service provider Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings has signed a second letter of intent with Eastern Caribbean network operator WCI (formerly Wikibuli ...

Jamaica resumes talks with Caricel over mobile licence

Published 25 Feb 2019 11:04 CET | Jamaica

The Jamaican government has resumed negotiations with local telecommunications firm Symbiote, trading as Caricel, over the revocation of its licence, reports the Jamaica ...

Digicel completes sale, leaseback agreement with Phoenix Tower

Published 01 Oct 2018 09:59 CET | Jamaica

Digicel has completed a sale and leaseback agreement with Phoenix Tower International (PTI) through its Jamaican subsidiary, Phoenix Tower Jamaica, in relation to a number of ...

Digicel to install 100 more 4G sites in Jamaica

Published 01 Aug 2018 11:12 CET | Jamaica

Digicel Jamaica has announced plans to install 100 new mobile antennas in Clarendon, Manchester, St Elizabeth, Hanover and Westmoreland next month with a view to boosting its ...

Flow to expand 4G coverage to 87% of Jamaica this year

Published 27 Jun 2018 15:08 CET | Jamaica

Flow Jamaica, the local brand of Cable & Wireless Communications, has announced plans to expand its 4G-LTE network to 87 percent of the country's population by the end of ...

Jamaican mobile lines fall 5% to 3.1 mln in 2017

Published 31 May 2018 10:22 CET | Jamaica

Jamaica's mobile customer base fell 5.3 percent year on year to 3.09 million at the end of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report from the Office of Utilities ...

Itron to deploy nationwide smart grid for Jamaica

Published 23 May 2018 10:19 CET | Jamaica

Energy and water services company Itron will deploy a nationwide smart grid for Jamaica, after signing a contract with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). JPS, which ...

Smith named chairman of Digicel Jamaica

Published 06 Apr 2018 10:33 CET | Jamaica

The Digicel Group has announced the appointment of Harry Smith as chairman of Digicel Jamaica, the first Jamaican to hold the post. Smith has been tasked with ensuring that ...

Jamaica poised to revoke Caricel licence

Published 28 Mar 2018 15:12 CET | Jamaica

The Jamaican government is set to revoke the licence of locally-owned telecommunications firm Symbiote, trading as Caricel, reports the Jamaica Gleaner, citing the country's ...

Jamaica yet to approve Caricel sale

Published 01 Mar 2018 10:57 CET | Jamaica

The Jamaican government has yet to approve the sale of local LTE-only network Caricel to South Africa-based investment group Involution Limited, reports the Jamaica Gleaner, ...

Jamaican LTE network Caricel sold to South Africa's Involution

Published 13 Feb 2018 11:03 CET | Jamaica

Symbiote Investments has announced the sale of its Jamaican LTE-only network Caricel to South Africa-based investment group Involution Limited for an undisclosed sum. The ...

Digicel launches prepay voice, data bundles in Jamaica

Published 09 Feb 2018 17:28 CET | Jamaica

Digicel has introduced Voice and Data bundles in Jamaica. Digicel prepay customers can now get 100 megabytes of 4G/LTE data plus 100 on-net minutes for JMD 100, valid for 2 ...

Jamaica's Flow takes regulator to court over rate cuts

Published 06 Oct 2017 11:53 CET | Jamaica

Flow Jamaica, the local brand of Cable & Wireless Communications, has lodged an application before the country's Supreme Court seeking to bar the Office of Utilities ...

Simoco to build DMR network for Jamaica Public Service

Published 14 Aug 2017 10:49 CET | Jamaica

Simoco Wireless Solutions entered into an agreement to implement the first phase of a multi-phase project to provide Jamaican electricity distributor Jamaica Public Service ...

Jamaica postpones rate cuts after Flow complaint

Published 03 Jul 2017 15:45 CET | Jamaica

Jamaica's Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has decided to delay a major reduction in termination rates for fixed line calls following a complaint from Flow Jamaica, the ...

Jamaica to provide zero-rated access to government websites

Published 20 Mar 2017 11:16 CET | Jamaica

The Jamaican government has partnered with local telecommunications operators Digicel and Flow to provide zero-rated access to all of the government's government websites, ...

Jamaica to force operators to share infrastructure

Published 03 Feb 2017 13:56 CET | Jamaica

The Jamaican government has drafted a new set of rules that will require the country's telecommunications operators to share infrastructure with a view to speeding up the ...

Jamaican opens way to revocation of Caricel licence

Published 27 Jan 2017 13:37 CET | Jamaica

A Jamaican court has dismissed the application for an injunction brought by Symbiote Investments, the holding company for the Caricel brand, against an investigation ordered ...

Jamaica's Caricel to take legal action over licence award

Published 06 Jan 2017 09:34 CET | Jamaica

Jamaica's Symbiote Investments, the holding company for the Caricel brand, has taken the country's Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) to court in an attempt to secure the ...

Jamaica launches New Kingston smart city project

Published 28 Nov 2016 13:37 CET | Jamaica

The Jamaican government has announced the launch of a project to convert the capital's New Kingston business district into a smart city, reports local daily the Jamaica ...

Jamaica agrees to grant third mobile licence to Caricel

Published 16 Sep 2016 10:29 CET | Jamaica

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that his administration has finally decided to grant the country's third mobile licence to Symbiote Investments, the ...

Jamaica could revoke Caricel mobile licence award

Published 26 Jul 2016 11:23 CET | Jamaica

Jamaica's contractor general Dirk Harrison has advised the minister of science, energy and technology Andrew Wheatley not to sign the domestic mobile licence granted to ...

 




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