GTT says expect ‘intermittent outages’ as company upgrades broadband network


…for ‘greater speed and reliability’

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) company has announced that work is well underway to apply the latest generation of networking technologies and equipment to its broadband network, investments that are expected to provide faster speeds, more capacity and enhanced network reliability.

According to the telecommunications giant, it is partnering with General Datatech (GDT), a “leading systems integrator and tier 1 Cisco partner to upgrade systems and architecture to a level consistent with the best practices of leading global service providers around the world. These investments will not only provide for faster and better services today, but will also allow GTT to easily manage aggressive traffic growth scenarios for many years to come.”

GTT says GDT is an award-winning technology integration partner with expertise in the delivery of enterprise network, collaboration, mobility and data center technologies to service providers, large enterprises, and businesses of all sizes.

GTT’s broadband network provides access to the Internet for more than 50,000 customers including residences, business, health care providers, schools and government agencies across the country.

According to the company in a release, “this system upgrade, coupled with GTT’s substantial undersea capacity, will facilitate a substantial improvement in broadband and data connectivity services through provision of faster speeds and more secure and reliable connections. These improvements will allow users of GTT services to experience all that the Internet offers today and the possibilities of the future.”

Inews understands that the project for upgrading the network is expected to be completed by third quarter of 2017. However, during this time some customers may experience “intermittent outages” which the company says it “deeply regrets.”

Moreover, GTT said that it is making all efforts to minimize the outages during the business day and early evening, so as to minimize the discomfort that some consumers are experiencing.



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