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LIME upgrades and boasts its support for education, free lines for Diaspora access

Some of the ITC Awardees

Since May, this year and prior, LIME embarked on upgrading its services repairing and replacing old and overworked equipment with a view they say, in keeping with their “commitment to the environment and for investment in new and alternative technologies.”

These include (for Montserrat) upgrading their mobile site in Mars Hill; broadband upgrade, in an effot to deliver world class high-speed internet services to Montserrat. This latter was a result of “customer demand – the average customer consumption profile for Montserrat is four times that of customers in developed countries – upgrading the network in keeping with market needs. That was expected to be completed at the end of June.

LIME also expected to 4G in its mobile network across the region. The announcement for this said, “LIME is investing US$500 million.” A release at the end of May said, “…as part of this process Montserrat will undergo ‘surgery’ in the latter part of June 2012.”

Manager Cassell responding to questions and concerns

giant communication company boasted its support of Education, “sponsoring since 2011, 75 primary and secondary level access accounts for the portal Caribbean Exams Online.” The service became accessible via a computer or a smartphone. This was increased by another 100 accounts for distribution to new broadband customers and to parents who wished to avail themselves of “the excellent support for their children,” LIME said.

The local company hosted a dinner celebrating and recognising the contribution of some women in ICT on World Telecom Day¸ the theme for which was “Women and Girls in ICT.”

There were nine awardees some of whom attended the dinner, where along with the media they had the opportunity to raise any burning issues and questions they have concerning LIME. The awardees were: Misses Merle Galloway, Linda Dias, Nerissa Golden, Loni Howe, Lyandra Hobson, and Sherlene Dyer; Mrs. Susan Edgecombe, Eloise Irish, and Hazel Riley.

Recently, just this week the sole telecommunications service provider on island sponsored two international lines at the national radio station ZJB Radio Montserrat. This will allow, especially, nationals in the United States and the United Kingdom to call home as if they were making a local call.

Joseph Cassell manager of LIME Montserrat explained: “Our folks in the UK and USA have always complained that it costs money to call in to the on air programs especially when they want to participate in discussions. These numbers will allow customers to call in directly to the Radio Montserrat on air numbers.”

The USA number is 1 718 355 8479 and the UK number is 0208 099 5249 set up using LIME’s Netspeak service.

Cassell also suggsted, that with the 50th anniversary of Montserrat’s Festival approaching, the full participation from the Diaspora is needed.

 

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Some of the ITC Awardees

Since May, this year and prior, LIME embarked on upgrading its services repairing and replacing old and overworked equipment with a view they say, in keeping with their “commitment to the environment and for investment in new and alternative technologies.”

These include (for Montserrat) upgrading their mobile site in Mars Hill; broadband upgrade, in an effot to deliver world class high-speed internet services to Montserrat. This latter was a result of “customer demand – the average customer consumption profile for Montserrat is four times that of customers in developed countries – upgrading the network in keeping with market needs. That was expected to be completed at the end of June.

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LIME also expected to 4G in its mobile network across the region. The announcement for this said, “LIME is investing US$500 million.” A release at the end of May said, “…as part of this process Montserrat will undergo ‘surgery’ in the latter part of June 2012.”

Manager Cassell responding to questions and concerns

giant communication company boasted its support of Education, “sponsoring since 2011, 75 primary and secondary level access accounts for the portal Caribbean Exams Online.” The service became accessible via a computer or a smartphone. This was increased by another 100 accounts for distribution to new broadband customers and to parents who wished to avail themselves of “the excellent support for their children,” LIME said.

The local company hosted a dinner celebrating and recognising the contribution of some women in ICT on World Telecom Day¸ the theme for which was “Women and Girls in ICT.”

There were nine awardees some of whom attended the dinner, where along with the media they had the opportunity to raise any burning issues and questions they have concerning LIME. The awardees were: Misses Merle Galloway, Linda Dias, Nerissa Golden, Loni Howe, Lyandra Hobson, and Sherlene Dyer; Mrs. Susan Edgecombe, Eloise Irish, and Hazel Riley.

Recently, just this week the sole telecommunications service provider on island sponsored two international lines at the national radio station ZJB Radio Montserrat. This will allow, especially, nationals in the United States and the United Kingdom to call home as if they were making a local call.

Joseph Cassell manager of LIME Montserrat explained: “Our folks in the UK and USA have always complained that it costs money to call in to the on air programs especially when they want to participate in discussions. These numbers will allow customers to call in directly to the Radio Montserrat on air numbers.”

The USA number is 1 718 355 8479 and the UK number is 0208 099 5249 set up using LIME’s Netspeak service.

Cassell also suggsted, that with the 50th anniversary of Montserrat’s Festival approaching, the full participation from the Diaspora is needed.