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23 Feb 2022

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Digital operator Digicel upgrades Carribean infrastructure

Kingston, Jamaica based Digicel has announced the deployment of BroadForward Signaling Transfer Point (STP) systems to replace its current IP Transfer Point (ITP) systems in 26 markets in the Caribbean and Central America. Work is also ongoing to replace legacy Diameter routers with the BroadForward Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC). The deployment will help Latin American countries upgrade their digital economies post-COVID.

Digicel has opted to replace its end-of-life ITP routers with the new STP routers that run on converged signaling. The Jamaican operator can now replace standalone network functions and supports future HTTP/2 network deployments.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, 4G remains the dominant wireless cellular technology with 484,6 million connections and 21 percent annual growth, according to analysts Omdia. Digicel began operations as a mobile operator in Jamaica in 2001, and today offers mobile communications, business solutions, media and entertainment, and digital services to consumers and businesses in 32 markets across the Caribbean, Central America, and the Pacific.

Digicel's Group Head of Roaming, Messaging & IoT Business Operations, Ivan Sierra, stated: "Our mission is to provide the best possible network experience. Technology is ever-changing and the BroadForward STP and DRA are designed to operate in multi-technology environments, enabling us to adapt configurations quickly, while making sure we have acquired a future proof solution which is ready to support current and future network deployments."

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