Govt gives GTT green light for 4G service

Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Telephone Telegraph, Justin Nedd has confirmed that the

Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes
Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes

telecommunications giant was granted the approval by Government to roll out its 4G Service.
While a date has not been set for the official launch of the 4G network, the telephone company is very much excited about the news. With the new service, customers will enjoy a new and exciting experience thus giving them the opportunity to “Do More” with faster speeds.
“Finally, we will bring you 4G. I know that you have waited a long time and I am as happy as you to say that we have received approval from the Government,” said GTT CEO Justin Nedd in a statement to the press on Friday.
He added that the 4G mobile network will enable customers to connect to the Internet much faster than ever before whether to browse, watch videos or movies, download music or shop online.
“All smart phones sold by GTT are ready to experience the faster speeds,” he added. Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes has been visionary and forthright in acknowledging GTT’s ability to do more for its customers.
“We are happy to announce that in close cooperation with GTT, we are able to provide high speed broadband services. This is the way forward for our country and it underlines that GTT is ready to ‘Do More’ for Guyana and for their customers,” she said.
The service will be available to GTT mobile customers with active data plans in Georgetown and additional areas will soon be activated to offer more customers this new experience.
GTT takes this opportunity to thank its loyal customers for their business and welcome new customers to experience 4G.
Although the approval has been granted to GTT for the 4 Spectrum, the Telecoms Bill is expected to be tabled in the National Assembly at the next sitting. The passage of the Telecoms Bill will end GTT’s monopoly.
In 2013, then GT&T and Atlantic Tele-Network formally submitted an updated request for spectrum allocation to the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic Government.