ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Flow announced on Friday October 14, 2016 that a number of its new LTE cell sites are live, well ahead of schedule.
Early tests are showing speeds of more than 40 Mbps, with the full commercial launch scheduled for November, where speeds will be even greater in certain areas of the Islands.
The award of Flow’s requested mobile spectrum bands - 700 MHz and 1900 MHz, by the TRC in August means that Flow will have the best coverage possible and the Flow technical teams have been busy installing the equipment required to complete the upgrade of its existing mobile 4G service to 4G LTE.
The new 4GLTE mobile data network brings their mobile offering in the Virgin Islands in line with other world-class LTE markets in the US, Europe and in the Caribbean markets where the service has already been deployed by Flow in Antigua and Cayman Islands.
Smart-device users in those markets are currently experiencing the true potential of the 4G LTE networks allowing faster data speeds no matter where they are.
On the subject of the latest test results, Sarah Graham, Marketing Launch Manager commented, “Our early tests are indicating speeds of more than 40Mbps. With speeds like these, Flow customers in the BVI will enjoy the ability to stream movies, download music and search online almost instantaneously. Further work is scheduled to be carried out that will optimise the network still further, so speeds will increase between now and the launch in November.”
Tim R. Ringsdore, Managing Director of Flow commented, “Flow is delighted to further improve the mobile experience for our customers. Our 4G LTE network will provide an even better coverage, better indoor signal penetration for some buildings and areas, and allow a much faster download or streaming experience no matter where you are.”
Ringsdore continued “We are certain that our customers will really appreciate the upgraded experience this investment will provide, which in conjunction with the further investments we are making to improve the broadband network, will provide an unmatched customer experience for Flow customers in the Virgin Islands. We look forward to our full commercial launch in early November where we will be offering extremely valuable solutions, allowing our customers the best possible mobile experience in the Islands.”