Jamaican Mobile Giant, Digicel has announced that its 4G broadband network will be launched in Jamaica as of next year. Digicel will be the first of the three mobile carriers on the Island to offer 4G services, presently both competitors which are Lime Jamaica (previously Cable and Wireless) and Claro Jamaica are both offering 3G Services.
According to chief executive officer of Digicel Jamaica, Mark Linehan, work on the $2-billion network begins this month. The CEO of Digicel also stated that the company will be sourcing netbooks from a number of computer manufacturers, including Acer to offer as a package with its 4G broadband service.
It was also stated that the company will not be adding any new towers to the approximately 1000 presently up but reconfiguring them for the 4G service.