Businesses get 600 per cent upgrade in broadband speeds
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GTT VP Sales, Eshwar Thakurdin
GTT VP Sales, Eshwar Thakurdin

THE Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) said that 300Mbps is now available for business customers on the country’s largest fibre network from GTT, which means that businesses can meet the demands of the new online pandemic-driven world.

As a result of COVID-19 and specific guidelines to implement physical distancing and increase contactless transactions, most businesses have had cause to rely on online methods and transactions to ensure continued success and a smooth transition to the ‘new normal’.

“This pandemic has really changed our behaviour towards and our reliance on online channels,” said GTT VP Sales, Eshwar Thakurdin.

He added that, “with the increased use of technology, we understood that businesses needed greater capacity to connect with their customers, colleagues and other stakeholders – as such, we are pleased to provide increased broadband speeds at no additional cost. We appreciate that we are in this together; and together we will rise.”

According to a release, working from home or remote locations is the new reality for businesses of all sizes. Regardless of location, however, employees still need to collaborate with customers, colleagues and have secure access to company’s data. The significant bandwidth upgrades to GTT’s Biz Fibre services were done at no additional charge to the customers.

This will be the second time that GTT would be increasing broadband speeds for businesses. Last month, the company increased broadband speeds for business organisation up to 150Mbps.

“… we decided to further increase this speed based on the growing usage recorded. As businesses crave more capacity to facilitate video conferencing and to transfer information across their networks, we will be there to continuously support them, as we have been doing over the years,” Thakurdin said

The new configuration is 300 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload. To take advantage of the speed over WiFi, a specialised router may be required.

“You may contact us as business@gtt.co.gy in order to schedule a consultation. Customers should expect a steady stream of upgrades as the technology provider undertakes significant expansion in the next 18 months. For nearly 30 years, GTT has been serving Guyana and supporting the technological advancements of the country. The company is already positioned to provide reliable connectivity, and these increased speeds will help to shape new services and technologies that allow businesses to thrive and further propel the growing Guyanese economy,” the release said.

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