Digicel CEO to focus on 100 times faster data speeds
KAYUMOV... the ability to move data at gig speeds will open the gateway to tremendous possibilities for consumers and businesses in the digital economy

Digicel Jamaica CEO Jabbor Kayumov is using today’s celebration of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) to focus on 10-gigabit Internet speeds as the broadband platform of the future, the company has said.

The technology, Digicel explained in a news release, will deliver residential and business Internet speeds up to 100 times faster than today’s network capabilities.

According to Digicel, Jabbor will expand on his futuristic look into this era of advanced broadband penetration as a panellist at the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) inaugural ICT Lecture and Workshop at University of Technology, Jamaica. He will join other industry experts discussing the topic, ‘The Future of Broadband Internet and Community Level Access’.

“The ability to move data at gig speeds will open the gateway to tremendous possibilities for consumers and businesses in the digital economy,” the release quoted Jabbor. “To get there, it will take collaboration and cooperation, and I am very excited to be exploring the possibilities that will prepare us to leverage superfast broadband speeds that can power the fourth industrial revolution.”

Digicel noted that in July 2021 it made “a huge commitment towards making Jamaica a digital hub” with its US$200 million ($31 billion) spend on its fibre and mobile networks, and state-of-the art broadcast facilities.

The company noted that with more than US$60 million ($9.3 billion) already invested, it has managed to deliver 99 per cent population coverage for LTE technology, while expanding its fibre footprint further into rural communities in St Catherine, Clarendon, and Manchester.

Today’s workshop is part of the USF’s 17th anniversary celebrations under the theme, ‘Broadening Access through the use of Technology’.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated annually to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies can bring to societies and economies, as well as ways to bridge the digital divide.

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