Will Jamaica soon to be home to ultra-fast Internet?
That’s the plan by Digicel Group and Huawei Technologies, which recently tested a new technology known as XG-PON on their new fiber network which delivers speeds up to 10,000 Mbps.
XG-PON, which stands for 10Gpbs Passive Optical Network, creates speeds never before seen in the Caribbean region.
The test was conducted in Digicel’s lab in downtown Kingston using Digicel’s new fibre-to-the-home network.
The speeds would bring Jamaica in line with countries like South Korea and Singapore in terms of broadband speeds.
“This was a very exciting trial and we were blown away by the speeds reached and how simple it is to move to these speeds when the region needs it,” said John Suranyi, CEO of Digicel Play Caribbean and Central America. “This was a very exciting trial and we were blown away by the speeds reached and how simple it is to move to these speeds when the region needs it. This shows how we can evolve towards Multi Gigabit speeds as and when our customers demand it and not only puts Digicel Jamaica head and shoulders above all competition, but also places the region alongside the broadband global power houses such as Singapore and Korea.”