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The Telecommunications Company Suriname (Telesur) is the government owned full telecommunications service provider for Suriname. The services provided by Telesur include telephone, internet and wireless CDMA, GSM, UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE. Telesur is currently running a 900/1800 Mhz GSM, a 2100 MHz HSDPA, and a 450Mhz CDMA EVDO network.
Telesur manages and operates the .sr country code top-level domain.
Telesur was founded on May 1, 1945 under the name s' Lands Telegraaf Telefoondienst (National Telegraph Operator), LTT, and was formed from the merge of the 's Lands Radiodienst, (country's Radio Service), (established in 1925) and the ’s Lands Telefoonwezen, (country's Phone Being), (founded in 1907). Twenty-eight years later, the company's name was changed to s' Lands Telegraaf Telefoonbedrijf (National Telegraph and Telephone Company). In 1981 the name was officially changed to Telesur. Twenty-six years later, Telesur lost its monopoly position by the introduction of the law Telecommunications Services in Suriname. In 2008, the Surinamese telecommunications company, Telesur, expanded its operations to the Netherlands.
In October 2011, TeleG launched their 3G network. However, in 2012 some of its users faced a bad internet connection or were not able to make or receive a phone call. Later that year they Re-launched their 3G network and a better service was acquired. The service was only available in the capital, Paramaribo, and several parts of Nickerie (district), Commewijne (district), Wanica (district), Para (district) and Marowijne (district).
On November 15, 2013 TeleG released their 4G network. Telesur was already working on the transition from 3G to 4G. The investment had cost a total of 10 million U$. The 4G coverage would only be available for 56 locations in Paramaribo and Commewijne that year. In the beginning of 2014 Telesur expanded their 4G coverage. At the end of 2014 Telesur reached their set goal; to have total coverage of 4G in all parts of Suriname. The average user of TeleG would experience a download speed of 10MBPS. Next to Telesur, the European-Based network Digicel, has launched their 4G network. The launch took place in July 2014.
To deliver internet services Telesur used to do that under the trademark name Tele.i. The "i" in Tele.i. stands for Internet, therefore Tele.i. means Telesur internet. Currently Telesur no longer delivers internet services under that name, but just under the Telesur internet trademark name. The internet services that are provided by Telesur are broadband internet, dedicated internet, streaming, web hosting, internet calling, domainname registration.