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Antigua launches 4G broadband

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The government of Antigua & Barbuda and Digicel recently launched fourth generation technology that will provide yachts with faster broadband. E3 Systems is assisting with advice on positioning the land mast location and the design of yacht-specific service contracts.

Coverage for yachting, resorts and hotels is a key part of the plan, and all the key yachting areas will be covered in the first phase, according to a statement from e3 Systems. There are no plans to install 4G LTE in any of the other islands in the Caribbean, the statement said.

“  Antigua, like all the Caribbean islands, has poor wireless communications technology, and we know because we have an office there,” said Roger Horner, e3 System’s group managing director. “High-speed communications will make Antigua an even more attractive option for the Caribbean yachting season.”
Horner said the plan will offer “roaming for an inexpensive fixed fee on the other Digicel networks” during the upcoming winter season.

“Roaming will be limited to about 10 other islands initially but this will grow as the HSPA+ technology is more widely implemented around the other islands,” he said.

E3 will announce more details and showcase the service at the Monaco Yacht Show this month, followed by a launch with Digicel and Antigua at the Antigua Charter Show in December
For more information, visit www.e3s.com.

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