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LIME opts for LTE mobile technology


LIME invested US$30 million or J$3.25 billion to secure a new operating licence and additional high-speed mobile data spectrum. This will allow LIME to transition to a LongTerm Evolution (LTE) network through the deployment of AWS spectrum.

LIME is investing up to US$79 million or J$8.7 billion to upgrade and expand its existing 4G service. It is switching its cell sites over to 4G technology tp deliver mobile speeds of up to 21 Mbps.

Speaking with Caribbean Business Report from LIME’s Kingston headquarters yesterday, a LIME spokesperson said: “As stated by Minister Paulwell on Wednesday, use of the 700 Megahertz spectrum was negotiated by Digicel for the agreed price of US$25 million. LIME elected to bid for a block of alternative LTE spectrum using Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum.

Published in the Jamaica Observer
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