Huawei Marine and Belize Telemedia Ltd (BTL) have met their two-month installation deadline on time and on budget, announcing the launch of BTL’s Strategic Evolution Underwater Link (SEUL). The project will bring fibre-optic submarine cable connectivity to San Pedro in Northern Belize, enabling super-fast broadband speeds to the island.
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye will boast the fastest internet in the country, being the first to make use of the DIGINET service that promises to offer Superfast Fiber-based Internet up to 130Mbps for home or business. Belize Telemedia Limited has already sent out notices to its customers advising them that as of September 1, 2017, the company will be turning down the existing High Speed Internet service in San Pedro as it transitions to the new DigiNet Fiber product that will be launched on August 1, 2017. The company is advising customers to make the transition before the latter service is taken down to avoid losing any internet service.
The minimum bandwidth offered will start as low as 5Mbps up to 130Mbps.
On Friday, June 23, 2017, the CEO of Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL), Mr. Rochus Schreiber and his team were in San Pedro Town, where they made an official visit to Mayor Daniel Guerrero to coordinate future works that will be taking place for the installation of Belize Telemedia’s new service, DIGINET.
The CEO, Mr. Schreiber expressed his excitement for the launch of this new service and stated that the island of Ambergris Caye will be the first to experience DIGINET because it is the top destination for tourism in Belize. He asks for the community’s support during the time of installation as works will be very aggressive in order to fully execute the service as planned.
"The SEUL project is an important element of BTL’s transformative Network Evolution Plan, and its delivery permits world class high-speed network connection between Belize and the island of Ambergris Caye, which will significantly enhance the prospects for economic development on the Caye – and eventually throughout the country. This milestone would not have been possible without the incredible effort and dedication of both Huawei Marine’s professional delivery team and BTL’s Network Engineering Team," said Rochus Schreiber, BTL’s CEO.
Zhang Hongxiang, project director for Huawei Marine, added: "In order to protect the environment, our delivery team chose to enclose the entire installation area with a turbidity silt curtain to reduce the impact on the environment. The effective delivery of the project, not only reflects our customer-centric focus but is also the embodiment of Huawei Marine’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility."