bmobile

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bmobile
Subsidiary
IndustryWireless telecommunications
PredecessorTSTT GSM
HeadquartersPort-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Area served
Trinidad, Tobago
Key people
Dr. Ronald Walcott, Chief Executive Officer
Rakesh Goswami, EVP Strategic Alliance, Enterprise & Tobago Operations
Miguel Garcia COO
Roger Richards, Chief Technology & Information Officer
ProductsMobile telephony, Fixed Line, ISP, IPTV, Home Security
OwnerGovernment of Trinidad and Tobago (51%), Cable & Wireless Communications (49%)
Number of employees
2,300 (TSTT employees)[1]
ParentTSTT
Websitebmobile.co.tt

bmobile is a Mobile Phone, IPTV, Home Security provider, and ISP of Trinidad and Tobago, operating as a division of TSTT.

History[edit]

TSTT has re-branded its mobile division to bmobile along with other Cable & Wireless companies in the Caribbean. Since then almost all the other Caribbean mobile divisions have been re-branded to LIME and now FLOW.

In 2007 they began launching data services on a CDMA network.

On June 14, 2011 they began to sell the Apple iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4.

In March 2014 the company announced '4G' HSPA+ data services to all customers.

Part of its 5-year strategy, bmobile refreshed its brand and announced a launch of HD Voice over its 3G network as well as improved speeds over its existing HSPA+ network. Days later, on December 9, 2016, the company went live with its LTE network which, at the time of launch, was only available in Port of Spain, San Fernando and soon after, a few locations in Tobago. The network affords speeds of up to 60 Mbit/s down and 24 Mbit/s up [2] on a 10 MHz wide carrier on LTE Band 2 (1900 MHz).

In order for bmobile to do an LTE rollout however, the company decommissioned its 2G GSM network, making bmobile the second mobile operator in the entire Americas to decommission 2G GSM after AT&T did so on January 1, 2017.

bmobile's parent company also purchased Massy Communications, a move which saw the company increase its market share against the Caribbean-heavyweights, FLOW and Digicel.

bmobile Logo until December 2016

Radio frequency summary[edit]

bmobile operates GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, Long-term Evolution (LTE) networks in all of Trinidad and Tobago.

The following is a list of known frequencies that bmobile employs in Trinidad and Tobago:

Frequencies used on the bmobile Network
Frequency range Band number Protocol Class Status Notes
1900 MHz PCS 2 GSM/GPRS 2G Active / Being decommissioned Being re-farmed for LTE
1800 MHz DCS 3 EDGE 2G Active
1900 MHz PCS 2 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 3G Active
850 MHz CLR 5 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 3G Active
1900 MHz PCS 2 LTE 4G Active / Being deployed Re-farmed from Decommissioning GSM network across the country

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://tstt.co.tt/index.cfm?p=http://tstt.co.tt/about/history.cfm[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "LTE-1.pdf" (PDF). bmobile. TSTT. Retrieved July 16, 2018.

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