Digicel TT CEO Sacha Thompson discussed the new service during a recent interview at Digicel's corporate office at Maraval Road, Port-of-Spain.
reported that with Digicel Play
the company will be providing "the most advanced online, television and digital service.
is expanding into this new area for the same reason it came to this country 10 years ago - to bring needed competition for the benefit of the customer.
recalled that before the entry of Digicel mobile phones were restricted to a limited number of users, but now there is 150 per cent penetration.
said the new service will be transformational for the market and contribute to the economic development of the country through bridging of the "digital divide".
Also present during the interview was Digicel Play
CEO Garvin Medera
explained that Digicel Play
features a 100 percent fibre network which goes all the way to the customer's premises.
noted that they have a "backbone" and then an access network which actually connects the customer which differs from the hybrid fibre network most customers are accustomed to.
Medera said the network will support the high bandwidth requirements that people will have and will also "future proof" Digicel
, enabling them to grow as technology grows without a need to upgrade the network.
added that fibre provides stability and consistency of service that is "unparalleled".
"It now means that you as the customer will absolutely get what you paid for," he
noted that whatever service you sign up for, 100 megabits per second (mbps) for example, you will get it consistently throughout the day.
said the high bandwidth also provides for high quality, crystal clear phone connection and high quality TV viewing.
noted that customers would be offered high definition channels and the bandwidth to the other channels will be much higher than accustomed.
Noting that since its launch in Trinidad and Tobago ten years ago Digicel has invested some $7 billion into the country, Thompson
noted that the investment into the new product and service of fibre to the home (FTTH) is $2 billion.
"So we continue to really invest in the country with that exact goal of bridging that digital divide," she