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Tech Times: FLOW set to launch 'LTE' in Jamaica

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 1:00 AM

Telecommunications firm FLOW is now carrying out work on a long-term evolution (LTE) upgrade to sections of its network that will introduce advanced next-generation mobile Internet speeds to Jamaica. This groundbreaking move will facilitate mobile Internet connectivity of up to 10 times faster than the 4G mobile speeds which FLOW subscribers all across Jamaica now enjoy.

"These are indeed exciting times for the FLOW brand as we are constantly pushing the boundaries in our bid to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers," said Garfield Sinclair, managing director of FLOW Jamaica. Sinclair also added, "This first-world technology is sure to delight our customers as it places Jamaica on par with, if not ahead of many, developed countries around the globe."

"Initially, we will be rolling out LTE in major high-traffic sections of the Kingston Metropolitan Area and the north coast," he further explained. With the use of handheld devices - smartphones, tablets and Wi-Fi devices - customers will be able to access superfast mobile Internet network with connectivity that is expected to be up to 50 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 5 Mbps on the uplink in areas where the service is introduced.