BUSINESS BYTE: LIME – The first to introduce 4G technology to Dominica

LIME's manager, Jeffrey Baptiste
LIME’s manager, Jeffrey Baptiste

Dominica’s only full service telecommunications provider, LIME launched the country’s first 4G data network on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 to its corporate customers at the Fort Young Hotel. With the introduction of LIME’s Superfast 4G connectivity, only LIME customers in Dominica will enjoy the luxury of this high speed service.

LIME, a member of the new Cable & Wireless Communications Group, invested more than US4.5 million to deploy an island-wide 4G upgraded network, which has a total of 54 cell sites, according to General Manager Jeffrey Baptiste. The 4G mobile data network service is currently available across the majority of the island and will be fully deployed by the end of October 2014.

Jeffrey Baptiste addressed the gathering of LIME business partners, and noted that LIME Dominica’s investment in an upgraded 4G network signals the company’s commitment to delivering superior quality service to its customers. He also said it is a recognition of the need to take Dominica to the next level of mobile technology.

“The roll out of the first 4G mobile data network in Dominica is a historic event. We will remember that LIME Dominica was the first full service telecommunication company to invest significant resources, well in excess of US$4.5 million, to be the first in this market to deliver 4G to our mobile customers,” Mr. Baptiste said.

“We wanted to ensure that we answer the calls from our customers and provide the upgraded data technology that meets their needs,” remarked the LIME GM. “By providing this high speed connectivity we are in fact facilitating the activities of our business citizens, our social communities, e-education, e-commerce, e-security and a host of other critical activities which this high speed 4G mobile data connectivity supports,” he added.

Minister for Information and Telecommunications, Honorable Ambrose George congratulated LIME on achieving this significant milestone and further commended the company for being a major player in seeking to provide a wholesome telecommunication service experience for the Dominican customer. “LIME has continued along its technological march from establishing one of the first fully digital telephone switch in the region, to the introduction of mobile services and eventually working along with the Governments of the region to facilitate the liberalization of the telecommunication sector to the benefit of customers,” Minister George stated.

“As Minister of Telecommunications, I wish LIME a successful launch of its 4G service and look forward for the continued partnership and collaboration for the mutual benefit of all concerned,” the Telecoms Minister added.

Among other corporate business partners in attendance were Director of Telecoms, Mr. Bennette Thomas; Chief Personnel Officer, Ms. Irma Edwards; General Manager of The AID Bank, Mr. Julius Corbette and Monsignor Eustace Thomas.

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14 Comments

  1. lime boy
    October 13, 2014

    the 4g fast but is man like the general manager of lime that can use it cause the must be getting it free !!!!!!! the plans are $%^%^#%%^#

  2. dafriend
    October 12, 2014

    4G all well and good. Why don’t LIME get the basics right first, i.e. a reliable internet service that actually gives some half decent up and download speed. Invest into some fibre optic cabling. LIME’s internet service is an absolute disgrace!! I guess there is more money to be made to sell customers a 4G network for mobile services that they actually do not need.

  3. Kubuli Kountry
    October 11, 2014

    way Papa!! Look at how Lime trying to take infront before infront take dem!!! (read Digicel) bwahahaha!!!

    Jeffrey Baptiste, so de new rates announcement all you sent to my phone yesterday, is that dat going to pay for all you ‘4G’ dere nuh?

    Because one thing I telling you, if you all put up on all you rates again I gone with de breeze to Digicel. So just doh try nothing dere. Right!

  4. stjoe!
    October 11, 2014

    Yeh it moving yeh, back to the old 276 Sim for me!

  5. anonymous2
    October 11, 2014

    Looks like Digicel missed the boat.

    • @anonymous2
      October 12, 2014

      Nope..Digicel does everything in its good time…LIME has always been reactive…Digicel Proactive…that’s why they are doing so well…continue to watch and see.

  6. John Doe from the US
    October 10, 2014

    This is technology we have had here in the states now for over four years… welcome to the club. better late then never i guess..

  7. moving to DG
    October 10, 2014

    Well done lime. The speed is unbelievable . But what is still faster than the 4g . Is speed the your money runs down . The plans that are available now may have work for 2g but are as good as nothing with 4G . So people don’t think you jost Goin to watch videos on YouTube. Here’s my challenge to u .. activate a one day plan and try watching a 3 minutes video then check your account balance .hahaha. only Jeffrey Baptiste can afford that cause he must be getting it free from …

  8. Judge
    October 10, 2014

    The Minister for Telecommunication don’t even know Dominica had the first Digital Switch in the world, not in the region in the WORLD, do some research before you people go to speak the youth is looking to learn. Anyway I think you are outdated like the switch. Mr Prime Minister we need a replacement for Roseau South

  9. Satelite
    October 10, 2014

    Is that the reason why you sent me a text message saying that there will be a change in the cost of service for prepaid customers?

    Just do anything and raise the price of your stuff on unsuspecting customers.

    Another thing is that I don’t see the reason why my credit should be used up if when I call I do not make contact with the person I called, and just because you set your machine to say to me “the person you have called is unavailabel, please try your call again later”. If I don’t get the person I don’t get them I would know that by they not answering. But your machine tell me something and I have to pay for that?

  10. tidel
    October 10, 2014

    Mr. Baptiste, why in this modern era that picture messaging is not available in DA……shame

  11. Mamizes
    October 10, 2014

    ehh ben wey… look speed

  12. derp
    October 10, 2014

    meanwhile LIME has the slowest Broadband speeds on the island….

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