This weekend is best described as 4G with LIME weekend, especially following Thursday night’s official kick off where the business customers were hosted to a cocktail evening an orientation of the various features offered by this new phenomenon.
The company says it is proud to be the first in many developments in the telecommunications industry but that there has been no greater satisfaction over the fact that it is LIME that has again made history by being the first to deliver the 4th generation of mobile technology, 4G, to St. Kitts and Nevis.
To mark the special achievement, LIME hosted a special Corporate Launch Event on Thursday night, (25th October, 2012), at the Ocean Terrace Inn, Basseterre, with scores of representatives and customers from the private sector and government, including the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Sam Condor, Minister of Telecommunications, Glenn Phillip, Speaker of the National Assembly, Curtis Martin and Minister of Tourism, Richard Skerritt. The audience also included the newly elected Leader of the main opposition party, Shawn Richards, of the People’s Action Movement, PAM.
LIME’s General Manger, Mr. David Lake was obviously proud of his company’s achievement, stating that they are indeed happy to be the first to bring 4G voice and data service to St. Kitts & Nevis. “This is an exceptional move to provide 4G in strategic areas of our market and give customers a taste of superior data experience over LIME 4G network.” Though the service is already being provided in other Caribbean states such as Jamaica, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis is the first in the OECS to be enjoying this new generation of mobile coverage.
Lake explained however that, “in the initial phase, a number of cell sites in highly populated areas in St. Kitts and Nevis will be upgraded to 4G. These sites will cover the Basseterre, Cayon, and Sandy Point areas in St. Kitts, and Charlestown and Gingerland in Nevis.”
What this means, continued The General Manager, is that people with 4G enabled devices in and around these areas will be able to access super-fast data transmission speeds. He said there is a huge demand for mobile data and this upgrade will not only help the company to improve the experiences of their customers, but will also better meet that demand, as more customers move to smart phones and wireless data services. He promised that 4G will change the landscape of mobile communications in the country and catapult St. Kitts & Nevis to the top ranking in the Caribbean telecommunications industry.
“This will reposition our people, business and government, side by side with their counterparts in First World countries that have already deployed 4th generation mobile technologies,” commented Lake.
A special feature of Thursday night’s launch was a special presentation by Mr. Santiago Cevallos, the Product Manager for Samsung, with responsibilities for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cervallos used an audio visual presentation to highlight some of the outstanding features of the Samsung handsets that are becoming a hit for users of the 4G technology. He has also undertaken training sessions for the local LIME sales staff, since arriving on the island earlier this week.
As the celebration activities shift to Bank Street today Friday, (26th October), the focus will be on a more mass audience, who too will have opportunities to benefit from hefty discount prices for various handsets, while they take in the packed program of entertainment on show from 2:00pm.