Hammer Fiber and WCI to Provide Wireless Services in Jamaica

Hammer Fiber and WCI have announced the signing of their second LOI to provide fixed wireless, mobile data, voice and SMS services in Jamaica.

As planning and construction is underway in Sierra Leone and Dominica, Hammer and WCI will continue their expansion plans in the Caribbean.

According to the terms of the LOI, Hammer Wireless and WCI will jointly own Woke Communications, their local Jamaican subsidiary.

As part of the transaction WCI will provide the licensing, legal and regulatory framework, as well as day-to-day in-country staffing. Hammer will provide the equipment, engineering, remote-management and NOC as well as certain back-office functions.

Glen Simon and Sean Partington, WCI’s partners, will be joined by Erik Levitt and Kristen Vasicek from Hammer Wireless. Further details of the transaction will be announced upon signing a definitive agreement.

Woke has obtained the necessary licenses and spectrum grants to offer fixed wireless, mobile data and smart city services on the island.

“This latest announcement shows that our Mobile Network Service Provider program can be deployed effectively across multiple markets with a variety of individual use cases,” commented Kristen Vasicek, Hammer’s COO.

Hammer announced the MNSP program in July of 2018. The program provides a template for small and mid-sized operators to deploy fixed wireless, mobile networks, OTT or smart cities while minimizing their upfront capital expenditure.