Tuesday, March 13, 2018
By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Business Reporter
ALIV says it has been making "excellent progress" with its service roll-out, a top executive saying it has more than 100,000 subscribers to-date.
Damian Blackburn, the chief Aliv officer, said: "We promised the people of the Bahamas that we would roll-out the Aliv network out to every single island in the Bahamas, and I am very pleased to report that we are making excellent progress in this regard. In addition to launching in Exuma about 10 days ago, we now have the Aliv network up and running on Long Island. "I just want to say to the good people of Long Island that we have made good on our promise.
"We apologise that it has taken a bit longer than planned. It is absolutely fantastic news for Long Island.
"We are having a full launch on March 23. There are many people on Long Island who have already switched to Aliv.
"Our engineers will just be tweaking the network, as they do, over the next week or so."
Aliv officially launched in George Town, Exuma on February 20. The Exuma service was expected to launch last year, but was postponed due to the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. It is anticipated that the islands of San Salvador and Cat Island will receive Aliv service soon, with the mobile operator hoping to launch in all the major Family Islands and throughout the Bahamas by mid-2018.
Aliv currently has retail stores and authorised dealers on the islands of New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, Bimini, and Andros.