Bahamas Telecommunications Company CEO Geoff Houston expects BTC service to improve strongly in 2013 as the Company’s new and upgraded infrastructure is implemented.
In a statement, the FNM reminded Prime Minister Christie that they had predicted the failure of the BTC takeover, and that he should cease acting like an embarrassment to the country.
It is believed that Moody’s compelled the government to give up its goal to recapture a majority stake in BTC, largely because the government could not afford the $100 million penalty clause.
The initial phase of the mobile network build-out is now substantially complete, bringing The Bahamas on par with other twenty-first century countries enjoying modern mobile technology.
Cat Islanders celebrated the arrival the new fast-speed cellular service with live music, games, giveaways and assorted goodies for both adults and children.
Dionisio D’Aguilar, a shareholder in Cable Bahamas, doubts that the government will grant the company a cellular licence to compete against the Bahamas Telecommunications Company.
BTC will make local retail history by offering customers Apple iPhones complete with an annual plan that includes voice, data and text.
BTC plans to spend over $60 million to upgrade landline service in a bid to win loyalty from business and residential users and to create the nation’s fastest internet service.
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.