The Cricket Carnival celebrations in Guyana have picked up major support from leading telecommunications company, GTT.
In a major injection into the event, GTT has committed $150 million to Guyana’s Cricket Carnival over the year three years.
Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Company’s Business Solutions, Orson Ferguson, presented a cheque to the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr, during a recent sponsorship ceremony.
The company also announced that it is offering FREE 4G LTE SIM cards to incoming passengers at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) during the cricket carnival period which ends on the 2nd October.
The SIM cards are preloaded with credit to facilitate immediate use.
Additionally, the company has dispatched mobile teams to a number of city hotels, where visitors can also receive FREE SIM cards and get a chance to win big prizes.
Among the prizes is a trip for two to Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls and a roundtrip stay in Guyana with accommodation at the Marriott Hotel.
GTT, in a statement, said the promotions are on for the entire carnival season.
Noting that Cricket Carnival is the country’s top entertainment product, Mr Ferguson said GTT is more than happy to fulfil its promise of strengthening the community by adding to Guyana’s tourism product.
Already, GTT has doubled its internet speed for hundreds of businesses that have subscribed to its high speed conneX service.
Mr Ferguson said that the move is aimed at providing more value for entrepreneurs.
“Beyond the momentary increase in sales, businesses will have the opportunity to market their products and services to a very wide audience that can stem several new opportunities and I encourage other corporate entities to get on board and help to build Guyana in this way,” he explained.
According to Bobita Ram, General Manager of Mobile Money Guyana (mmg+), the mmg+ service will also be excellent support during the carnival season.
She said that the use of mmg+ will make the increase in transactions less hectic by reducing lines, which also saves time.
The company advised that consumers can use the mmg+ app or nearby agents to facilitate transactions and payments for services at several hotels, malls, stores, and other vendors around Guyana.
As the games commence, residential customers also have much to celebrate as GTT continues to quickly roll out its high-speed fibre service to more communities at a record-breaking rate. The company says that by 2024 three out of every four households in the country will have access to the service.
“Many telecommunication providers in North America and Europe have failed to achieve the same goal,” the company pointed out.
The telecommunications giant will also soon launch a new set of mobile plans for businesses that will include unlimited data, SMS and voice minutes.