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Mobile provider stands behind app restriction

by | Jul 7, 2014

JOHN DELES

Digicel T&T Chief Executive Officer John Delves

Amid a barrage of online condemnation in both Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, Digicel has stood by its decision to block unlicensed Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) appilcations (Apps) from using its network.

 

Yesterday the company’s T&T Chief Executive Officer John Delves said Digicel tried in the past to have the company pay for the service they provide but to no avail.

 

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On Saturday Digicel customers were alerted that Apps such as Viber, Tango and Nimbuzz would be unavailable from July 4th.

 
Digicel said the apps have been putting enormous pressures on bandwidth and customers’ data usage experience is being negatively impacted as a result.
It added discussions with the VOIP providers are ongoing and Digicel is hopeful that these measures will only be temporary and that mutually beneficial commercial

relationships can be agreed with them on an individual basis.

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