bmobile

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

bmobile
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryWireless telecommunications
PredecessorTSTT GSM
Headquarters,
Area served
Trinidad and Tobago
Key people
Lisa Agard, CEO (Ag.)
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

HistoryEdit

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 (fixed wireless) 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 75 Mbit/s down and 25 Mbit/s up 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 1900 MHz 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 summaryEdit

bmobile operates GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, LTE and LTE-A mobile networks and a Fixed Wireless LTE-A network 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
850 MHz CLR 5 GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G Active Currently being retained for 2G customers
1900 MHz PCS 2 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ 3G Active Fallback for Calls and HSPA+ data
850 MHz CLR 5
1900 MHz PCS 2 LTE/LTE-A 4G Active / Being deployed Re-farmed from Decommissioning GSM 1900 network across the country
700 MHz APT 28 Used for indoor coverage and for LTE-A
2.5 GHz BRS 41 Fixed Wireless Broadband
2.5 GHz BRS n41 NR 5G Active / Being deployed Fixed Wireless Broadband [2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://tstt.co.tt/index.cfm?p=http://tstt.co.tt/about/history.cfm[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "TSTT launches 5G". Trinidad and Tobago Express. 2019-12-04. Retrieved 2019-12-05.

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