TSTT investing in Princes Town’s transformation

Trinidad -

TSTT is in the process of transforming Princes Town into a modern technology hub for businesses and residents . Princes Town is an area that has experienced prolonged telephone service outages as a result of cable theft and poor quality plant. The routes between the villages and the town are so isolated in places that in the past TSTT copper cables have stolen time and time again as promptly as they have been replaced. The ageing infrastructure in the area has also presented problems for guaranteeing service reliability.

To overcome these challenges, Princes Town will be leapfrogged into the world of modern information communications technology through a comprehensive modernization program. Though costly and requiring extensive infrastructural work the company’s project team and contractors have been aggressively pursuing this solution for customers.

The plan calls for a complete overhaul of the telecommunications infrastructure so that households and businesses in Princess Town would have accelerated access to a high-speed fiber-optic telecommunications network. “In short, the telecommunications modernization in Princes Town will result in more efficient and reliable landline telephone service, access to high speed internet service (Blink) and to advanced business networking solutions” said Cedric Cole, TSTT’s Executive Vice President - Access Infrastructure & New Business

Work began in August 2008 and is scheduled to be completed by January 31, 2009. The project represents an investment of approximately TT ($48M) and will increase TSTT’s service capacity to the area by approximately 40% and add Blink Broadband capacity to serve more 5000 customers.

Upgrade works are currently being done for Garth Road , Iere Village, Williamsville, Moruga Road, Hindustan Road, Naparima Mayaro Road, Torrib Tabaquite Road, St. Croix Road, Realise Road, Lengua Road, Cedar Hill, Manahambre Road and Buen Intento.

“Soon, Princes Town will be able to boast of being one of the most technologically advanced regions in the country. Places traditionally seen as rural and out of touch will be connected to the rest of the country and the rest of the world like never before with the latest in telecommunications technology” said Cole.