The CEO of Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTTP) has announced a major investment in fibre rollout across the island country.
Lisa Agard said her company recently approved an investment of more than TT$120 million (about US$17.7 million) for an accelerated deployment of fibre infrastructure over the next 18 months throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
TSTT is the country's largest provider of communications solutions to the residential and commercial markets. Its products are designed around its IP-based core infrastructure and marketed under the bmobile brand.
Agard assured her audience at an address given prior to the presentation of a Huawei IdeaHub at a school in northern Tobago that TSTT will be building further on its existing fibre infrastructure with fibre passing another 3,000 homes.
Referring specifically to Tobago, she said that in the last year TSTT had passed more than 3,200 homes, taking the total to more than 15,000 homes passed in Tobago with fibre connectivity.
The additional build out, she added, will take the company’s overall investment in fibre in Tobago over the past few years to over $50 million (US$7.4 million).
Quoted by the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday service she said: “When this is completed, we will have fibre throughout the length and breadth of Tobago; 95 per cent of the island will have coverage.” This, she added, would not be matched by any other service provider in Tobago.