GTT has capacity for new subscribers – CEO Nedd

DPI, Guyana, Monday, October 8, 2018

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) has managed to provide services locally while providing Suriname and French Guiana with services from the same sub-sea fibre optic cable.

This was according to GTT’s Chief Executive Officer, Justin Nedd who indicated that the local internet service provider has the capacity to accommodate additional subscribers. GTT hosted a press conference to update the media on matters which have recently been highlighted in the telecommunications sector.

“In 2010, which is almost a decade ago, GT&T landed what is still the only sub-sea fibre optic cable in Guyana. That afforded us the ability to supply the entire country with connectivity and internet. In fact, in March of this year, the sub-sea fibre network carried traffic for Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, all three countries, and that was due to an unusual outage in Suriname and French Guiana.”

Asked about the quality of service, if an approximate 300,000 new subscribers were to join his company’s network, Nedd said he was confident that the quality of service delivery would remain the same despite even as they seek to continually upgrade service delivery.

He explained, “GTT shall continue to evolve and evolution is what we are really about. We have been doing that especially over the last few years and we will improve the life experiences by unlocking innovation through applications and infrastructure to every home and every business.”

“You don’t necessarily build a network for today’s capacity, you build it for growth. So, since it was built we continued to upgrade and ensure that we could handle the growth because in fact with all the work we are doing we have seen immense growth in the use of the internet and I know we are very optimistic about the future of Guyana.”

By: Delicia Haynes.

Images: Keno George.

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