Over 2,000 Customers Move To 4G-LTE
BTC has announced that over two thousand customers have moved over to its LTE network yesterday as a result of a one day special offer.
Vice President for Mobile, Alphanique Duncombe said, “Yesterday we were able to move an additional two thousand customers to our 4G LTE network. We had a special instore offer for all of our customers, where they were able to purchase the Samsung J2 Prime at an affordable rate. As an extra value add, each customer received a free data trial. The J2 Prime is one of the premium LTE devices from the Samsung suite. This device is a customer favourite as it is brand new, with impeccable quality, great features and an even better price point.”
In 2011, BTC was one of the first countries in the region with a 4G network and in 2014, became one of the first in the region with 4G LTE data services. The transition to LTE has provided increased data speeds, crystal clear voice calls, and the ability to interchangeably use your smart phone and browse the internet seamlessly. BTC is currently working with its providers as it eyes the new 5G platform. Internationally, 5G services are expected to be launched late 2018.
“These new customers that have moved over to our LTE network and are enjoying limitless possibilities that LTE provides. Our data and video traffic especially have grown by leaps and bounds over the last two years. The new generation of smart device users are on our data network. Voice traffic has slowed tremendously, so it is imperative that we continue to push our customers to move over to the LTE network. More than 90% of our customer base are using the LTE network and with yesterday’s special offer, that number has increased,” Duncombe continued.
BTC offers 4G LTE mobile services throughout the country. This week, the company began its introduction of its new mobile plans. Two new prepaid plans were released, along with a special roaming centric plan for business customers.
ABOUT BTC: BTC is the first quad play provider in The Bahamas. The company offers a full suite of landline, internet, mobile and television services allowing customers to stay connected throughout The Bahamas. BTC is deeply rooted in community and supports a wide range of culture, youth, education and sporting initiatives. These include Junkanoo, Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, IAAF/BTC World Relays and CARIFTA. BTC maintains a four year scholarship program with The College of The Bahamas and provides funding for the College’s endowment fund. Just recently, the company signed an agreement for the establishment of an Innovation Lab at the College. The company is jointly owned by Liberty Global and The Government of The Bahamas.