Denis O”Brians Digicel wins 700 MHz LTE spectrum tender in Turks & Caicos – Telecompaper
Digicel has won a LTE spectrum auction in Turks & Caicos. After a two-stage bidding process that ran for 6 months, the Turks & Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission has awarded Digicel LTE spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency band.
Under the terms of the license agreement, Digicel will provide free internet service to all public/government schools, subsidized 4G LTE devices and data bundles for all students and teachers in the country, and each public/government secondary and post-secondary school with a Digital Classroom free of charge.
It may be of interest for readers to know that n August 2009, the United Kingdom suspended the Turks and Caicos Islands’ self-government after allegations of ministerial corruption. The prerogative of the ministerial government and the House of Assembly were vested in the islands’ governor, Gordon Wetherell, and his successor, Ric Todd, pending the report of a Commission of Inquiry and the drafting of a new Constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Home rule was restored in the islands after the November 2012 elections.
Posted on February 24, 2013, in buisiness, Crime, Government, International affairs, Ireland and tagged Caribbean, Digicel, Gordon Wetherell, Ric Todd, Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands House of Assembly, United States 2008 wireless spectrum auction. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.