Thanks to BTC’s 18-month, $42.8 million mobile network upgrade, The Bahamas local telecom environment has been catapulted ahead of many parts of the world.
BTC customers using cell phones that do little more than handle conversation will be able to trade them in for phones that do just about everything during a 10-day trade-in-and-up campaign.
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company is concerned that proposed new rules to lower its mobile call termination rate would slash international revenues, reducing ability to invest in infrastructure and benefit Bahamians.
BTC crews worked around the clock to restore service to over 2,000 customers after heavy equipment operated by Bahamian workers on the Road Works Project cut a major cable in what was “at least the 50th time” damage has been done.
Every Thursday evening for the past six weeks, more than 125 BTC staff members left stress behind, headed to Mario’s, sunk their fingers into a bowling ball and kept their eye on the prize.
Prime Minister Perry Christie was elected on promises about fixing the country’s main social problems: crime and education. Any solutions for these deep-seated dilemmas will be long-term, and changes will only appear incrementally.
Despite scathing criticisms from Moody’s, Opposition members and some local business leaders, the PLP government remains committed to regaining majority ownership in BTC.
International analysts are saying it is “illogical” for the PLP government to attempt to re-claim majority control of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).
Wall Street is investigating the government’s plan to re-nationalize BTC as it appears to be a senseless move that is not good for the country or for Bahamians.