Jamaica considers mobile licence application

15 February 2016 |

Jamaica’s cabinet is presently considering an application for a mobile licence in the country, according to Phillip Paulwell, its minister of science, technology, energy and mining.

The application has already been approved by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the Spectrum management authority and is awaiting decision from the cabinet, confirmed Paulwell. The entry of an additional player will increase competition in the country’s market, he added.  

Digicel and Flow are Jamaica’s two major telcos. Flow Jamaica announced in January 2016 that it is to launch LTE in certain metropolitan areas and has upgraded network speeds from 20Mbps for over 70,000 customers. 

“Flow Jamaica will not rest on these latest achievements. We will continue to make improvements to our networks, our infrastructure and facilities while investing in our people to continue to address customers’ concerns and to surpass their needs,” Garry Sinclair, managing director of Flow Jamaica, told the Jamaican Observer