Digicel 4G Broadband
Digicel 4G Broadband service offers internet access to customers without the need for reliance on telephone lines, offering more value, power and choice over Cayman's first 4G network.
What is WiMAX 4G technology?
Digicel’s 4G Network is a 802.16e Wimax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) network that provides mobile broadband “over the air” internet connections. It is a telecommunication technology that provides mobile internet access to devices including desktop computers, laptops and notebooks. Digicel 4G Broadband offers customers access to affordable and reliable internet solution over the first 4G WiMax network in the Cayman Islands.*
· Mobile internet at Home and On the Go,
· Best Value Internet with connections up to 4MB for only CI$58 a month,
· Flexible payment options (low rates for daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly payments),
· Easy installation (Plug ‘n’ play self-installed modems),
· Faster set-up time (just purchase, install and start using),
· Does not require a fixed telephone service, line rental payments or technical installation,
· Can be used to provide data, voice and video services to laptop or PC,
· Flexible contract options, available to prepaid and postpaid customers,
· On the go browsing (from anywhere within the broadband coverage area), 24/7 Customer Care Support,
· Technical support 8:00am to 8:00pm 6 days a week.
1. Why does Digicel manage traffic on its network?
Digicel is committed to ensuring the best possible online experience for its customers. Like other providers in the Cayman Islands and around the world, Digicel manages its network in such a way that no customer, service or application consumes excessive bandwidth which may impede the use and enjoyment of other customers. To meet this goal, Digicel uses reasonable network management practices that are consistent with industry standards. Digicel tries to use tools and technologies that are minimally intrusive. Just as the Internet continues to change and evolve, so too, will our network management practices to address the challenges and threats on the Internet. These practices ensure a high level of service for time-sensitive tasks such as sending email, requesting web pages, video conferencing and voice services, while at the same time limiting spam, viruses and other security threats to Digicel’s network and customers.
2. How does Digicel manage its network?
Digicel uses packet inspection to identify peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing traffic which is less time sensitive than other real-time sensitive applications, such as web browsing or video streaming. Because P2P file sharing applications are less time sensitive, they can be slowed when Internet traffic becomes congested without interrupting use of the service. When Digicel uses packet inspection as part of its traffic management measures, we do not examine the actual content of traffic and we only collect for a limited time your IP address. For example, we do not know the content of your communications nor your search activities. However, for traffic management to work properly, we use packet inspection technology to assess traffic data along with each IP address to determine what type of traffic it is so that we can treat it accordingly (e.g. if it is P2P file sharing traffic, we may slow it down to support other activities like web browsing and video streaming). Once the traffic has been sorted by type for traffic management purposes, it is not retained as part of the usage pattern of any IP address.
3. Who does this affect and what traffic is subject to traffic management?
These traffic management measures impact only those Digicel residential internet customers who are using common P2P file sharing applications. Customers using P2P file sharing applications may experiencean increase in duration time to download and upload files. Traffic management will not impact customers using other Internet applications or services.
4. Does Digicel look at any of the content that passes over its network?
Digicel does not look at content. Our traffic management is not used to identify content: it identifies only the type of traffic. Digicel’s network assigns an IP address to each of our customers’ modems so that it can properly route traffic to and from that customer. Our traffic management technology sorts P2P file sharing traffic from the other types of traffic associated with your IP address in real time. However, we do not record or retain any information about the types of traffic associated with your IP address.
5. When will this occur?
Customers may experience extended download and upload times when using P2P file sharing applications during the daily scheduled traffic management period which is currently scheduled from 6am to 11pm. The current upload/download rate speeds only for P2P file-sharing usage are decreased at the beginning of the peak to an average of 50kbps.