C&W upgrades Cayman mobile network

Over the past months Cable & Wireless has made a significant investment in upgrading its Cayman mobile network

‘Due to the growth of the mobile market in the Cayman Islands over the past few years it is important that we remain at the forefront, providing our customers with the best possible experience whether they are making or receiving a voice call, sending a text message, email message or surfing the internet on their mobile phone. The upgrades that we have conducted over the past months are a continued testament to our commitment to ensuring top quality service for our customers.’ said Albert Anderson, vice president Network Services Cable & Wireless (Cayman Islands) Ltd.

The upgrading of the mobile network, under the supervision of Wireless Services Manager Cleavy Scott, began with the addition of a new communication tower on the Linford Pierson Highway and a new cell site on Harbour Drive. The introduction of both sites will create improved coverage and increase capacity in the George Town area and will allow the C&W network to handle more call traffic at any time of the day. This investment will also improve mobile coverage within buildings such as office buildings in these areas and help to prevent dropped calls, states a press release.

Construction has also begun on a new site at the north end of Eastern Avenue which will improve the quality of service for residences and businesses along that street.

‘Despite many challenges we have kept this important project on schedule according to our project plan. This and our other mobile network projects have been conducted by local C&W staff who work around the clock to make these upgrades happen,’ said Mr. Scott.

Due to the increased development on the South Side of Cayman Brac mobile service in the Sister Islands has also been improved with the addition of a new cell site on the South Side.

Customers on the east end of the South Side will see a significant improvement in mobile service quality.

Existing mobile cell sites are also being expanded at this time to accommodate the increased voice traffic demand on the network and recent increases in data users such as BlackBerry and Push Talk customers.

For more information on the company’s mobile services visit www.cw.ky.

Cleavy Scott, Wireless Services Manager with Albert Anderson Vice President Network Services Cable & Wireless (Cayman Islands) Ltd. at the new Linford Pierson Highway Communication Tower. Photo: Submitted

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