Most of the Abacos should start seeing 4G coverage by the Mid May 2012 according to Bahamas Telecommunications Co.
Customers throughout the Northern Bahamas and All of Abaco should start to see blazing fast 4G speeds on smartphones and tablets according to Marlon Johnson VP of Brand and Communications for BTC.
BTC has completed 35 of the 41 cell sites in the Abaco area and should complete the remaining sites in the next couple of weeks.
The theory is that the increased bandwidths will be used by the large boating community of Abaco. “Abaco is the Boating capitol of the Bahamas” according to Johnson.
Although work is about 80% completed on all cell sites and supporting infrastructure, the launch of 4G will not take place in stages, but will occur all at once when work on the island and cays is 100% complete.
BTC launched 4G in Nassau in December.
Link to BTC 4G FAQ: http://www2.btcbahamas.com/4g/faqs/index.php
Link to Coverage Maps:http://btc4g.com/coverage_maps.php
Abaco Bahamas to get 4G Cell Coverage courtesy of an aggressive program by BTC