Cable & Wireless Communications’ Caribbean business Lime said today that it has launched a 100 megabits per second (mbps) residential broadband service in Jamaica, delivering speeds more than 12 times faster than the company’s previous fastest broadband service.
The new broadband service is delivered using its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) residential broadband network. Lime’s customer can choose FTTH broadband plans with download speeds ranging from up to 12mbps to 100mbps. Previously, 8 mbps was the maximum speed available.
Lime’s FTTH broadband service initially will be available in two areas, one around Montego Bay and the other in St. Catherine, one of Jamaica’s most populous parishes.
The network will gradually be extended to other parts of the country, meeting local demand for higher bandwidth services such as TV over broadband, a service Lime plans to launch in 2012.
The carrier said that the new broadband network is part of the latest series of innovations, including the launch of mobile TV last year.