More confidence in the economy

GTT records 400% increase in internet traffic

― plans to implement more online services in 2019

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In a demonstration of confidence in the local economy local telecommunications giant, Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has announced that it has recorded a four hundred percent growth in the consumption of data through its existing DSL internet service and its more recent addition, “Blaze” which increases business and educational productivity throughout Guyana.

Justin Nedd, GTT CEO.

At a recent press conference GTT, CEO, Justin Nedd said the company is looking to provide communication to the masses and to innovate and unlock experiences in the digital world for its customers.

With full a understanding of the pace of growth Guyana is undergoing and the fact that GTT is uniquely positioned to help effect change, Nedd said: “we realised that the internet is probably the single largest driver of productivity and learning in Guyana.”

This is important and in keeping with the Ministry of Education’s drive to provide access to modernised educational approaches. Students at all levels can access higher volumes of data and more content to complete homework, assignment and projects.

The Government of Guyana, since taking office in 2015 has committed to developing and enhancing internet connectivity and reach. To date, 135 ICT hubs, 175 primary schools, 120 government agencies, 37 technical and tertiary institutes are connected countrywide.

Also, the Government, through the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) provides a free ‘e-Gov’ internet service at schools and other Government agencies, as well as various online government services at the community ICT hubs.

GTT as the largest internet service provider is helping to push the government’s agenda

Nedd said the company will continue to fully utilize its submarine and terrestrial cable systems; an investment in excess of US$430 Million to expand its services to more communities. From January 2018 to January 2019 the success of the deployment of the fibre optic network has prompted the company to actively prioritize more areas for development.

“This is a good thing, we certainly have the capacity and skill set to facilitate this growth,” Nedd emphasised.

Nateshia Isaacs.

Images: Amir Sattaur.

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