GTT enters three-year endorsement partnership with cricketer, Shamar Joseph

GTT enters three-year endorsement partnership with cricketer, Shamar Joseph

Local telecommunications giant, GTT, has signed a partnership agreement with Guyanese Cricketer, Shamar Joseph.

The young fast bowler shot to fame recently and won the hearts of the international cricketing world after he led the West Indies Cricket Team to victory in a test match against Australia back in January.  

GTT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Kerchelle Jn Charles said the three-year partnership will not only see Joseph endorsing the company, but will also see the Guyanese fast bowler teaming up with the company to give back to his village through the provision of cricket and other sporting gears, books and uniforms, among other initiatives. 

“We are into a three-year endorsement partnership with Shamar. We don’t see it as an endorsement, we don’t want him to be our ambassador, it has to be mutual. We also want him to be in his image and likeness. Shamar is young, Shemar is fresh, he is growing, a lot of what Shemar says he wants to do is to inspire the youth, and our role is to help him do that,” the Chief Commercial Officer explained. 

Charles said as part of GTT’s commitment to supporting the growth and development of communities across Guyana, the company has taken steps to enhance connectivity in Baracara, inclusive of providing internet service to Joseph’s family home and the community centre in the village.  

GTT Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Richard Stanton said GTT has made massive improvements in the quality of service. He said already, the company has made good on its commitment to raise its fibre speeds at no extra cost to customers – a move that will lead to greater innovation, and strengthened communities. 

“This is just the beginning of what we have planned for the journey ahead. Throughout the year, our customers can expect more exciting news from us as we continue to push the boundaries of innovation and excellence,” Stanton said. 

He noted that through its partnership with WANSAT Networks, GTT has been able to provide quality internet solutions throughout Guyana, in communities such as Baracara. 

“We are happy to have Shamar on the team, and we will be working closely with him and his community. Shamar’s speed and accuracy with the cricket ball absolutely aligns with our values as being the fastest and the most reliable player in the game,” Stanton said. 

In response, Joseph, who was accompanied by his legal team led by Dr Dexter Todd, said he has been a long supporter of the communications giant, and is pleased to be representing them. 

Meanwhile, GTT’s Commercial Director (Home Solutions and Fixed Networks), George Scott said almost eight years ago, GTT introduced fibre to Guyana, committing at the time to providing 75% of the Guyanese home with high-speed internet by the end of 2025.

He said by mid last year, 158,000 households had access to GTT fibre services. He said today, two in every three households can now have access to the company’s high-speed fibre network. 

“Today, I am very happy to tell you that effective immediately, our customers will enjoy a boost in their speeds from 33% to as much as a 100%. And the great news about this, no extra cost,” Scott said. 

More than 40,000 Guyanese households are in line to benefit from this massive upgrade, Scott said. 

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