E-Networks has tapped Mavenir to deploy Guyana’s first 5G VoLTE network.
With an investment of US$35 million, the new network will allow users to make high-definition, secure voice calls. The commercial launch is planned for later this year. Mobile service will be available across a large coverage area built on E-Networks’ fibre backbone – the largest in Guyana.
The deployment of a 5G VoLTE network is a major milestone for Guyana as the country’s telecommunications sector was recently liberalised, bringing a 30-year monopoly to an end. E-Networks has partnered with Mavenir to offer a Cloud-Native IMS and Business Support Systems (BSS) platform.
“We set out to build a well-tested, modern network that takes cellular services in Guyana to a new level – and we are happy to have accomplished this,” Vishok Persaud, CEO of E-Networks, told the press. “This network builds on our successes in the fixed wireless and fibre optic markets, such as our best-in-class services, which are currently the fastest internet services available in Guyana.”
Users of 4G and 5G capable devices can access the network, which will offer local and international voice calls, SMS, 4G and 5G data, and international roaming services. E-Networks has stated that it will reveal price plans nearer the launch, noting that it aims to offer affordable, high-quality mobile services.