Over $120 million is being pumped by TSTT into the expansion of its fibre network infrastructure across both Trinidad and Tobago.
According to a statement from telecommunications company, the announcement brings the total investment for the island of Tobago in particular to $50M, with the fibre infrastructure now expected to reach another three thousand homes in communities like Charlotteville, L’Anse Fourmi, Parlatuvier, Castara, Les Couteaux and Moriah.
TSTT CEO Lisa Agard revealed this at Speyside High School on Monday, where the management team joined students and teachers of the school alongside representatives of the divisions of Health and Education, executives of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and members of the community, to hand over a Huawei IdeaHub to the school.
The $80,000 digital device, which is intended to enhance the teaching and learning experience at the school, is equipped with a large, high-resolution, touch-sensitive screen with built-in 4K cameras and speakers that can be used as a fully interactive smartphone.
Concerning the fibre infrastructure, Agard said: “We will be building further on our existing fibre infrastructure. The major injection will see fibre passed for another 3,000 homes in communities like Charlotteville, L’Anse Fourmi, Parlatuvier, Castara, Les Coteaux and Moriah. More and more people will now have access to our high-speed service” she said.
Agard said once equipment arrives in the country in the coming months, “We will get to work immediately.”
She said TSTT has been steadily deploying its fibre network in Tobago.
“When this is completed we will have fibre throughout the length and breadth of Tobago, 95 per cent of the island will have coverage. They will be able to connect to our high-speed, high-quality broadband services.”
She boasted, “I can say without fear of contradiction that no other service provider here in Tobago can and will be able to match this. We are on a mission to ensure that all Tobagonians have access to the connectivity tools that are so fundamental to Tobago’s rapidly changing digital world. And we are close to achieving this mission. I say to the others, ‘Let them know that Tobago is TSTT country.”