TSTT on Friday ordered the equipment Digicel needs, but it
wont arrive in time to meet the November 30 deadline
Digicels CEO Stephen Brewer said meeting the November
30 will be physically impractical and difficult even if the
equipment had arrived yesterday afternoon.
think it can be here very shortly (equipment). I havent
ordered it. Im just paying for it. TSTT can answer that
question, said the UK-born Brewer.
is no new date because there is no new date for the equipment
to arrive, which was only ordered last Friday, which could
have been ordered a long, long time ago, Brewer said.
We started training our customer service people in the
last two weeks.
Were ready, the population is ready, TSTT isnt
ready. And I have to say its because they havent
invested fast enough in their network.
Brewer said he spoke yesterday to Dr John Prince, executive
director of the Telecommunications Authority of T&T (TATT),
who told him he was trying to expedite Digicel receiving its
concession, as well as those for the other two providers,
TSTT and Laqtel.
Digicel and Laqtel have been unofficially informed that Cabinet
has granted them concessions for mobile telecommunications.
have a concession. Its being communicated to us that
we have a concession to operate here and were just waiting
now for the granting of that concession as is TSTT and Laqtel,
Brewer told the media at a luncheon at Prime restaurant, BHP
Billiton building, near Movie Towne, Audrey Jeffers Highway.
we have those concessions, well call on the regulatory
authority, who will make every effort, Im sure, to encourage
TSTT who finally ordered the equipment last Friday when they
got our chequeUS$1.5 million, Brewer said.
we are heading towards getting the network built and connected
and we will interconnect and launch our service as soon as
we possibly can.