bmobile backs Black Rock Sea Festival

Facing the future with Optimism at the Black Rock Sea Festival

Port of Spain, Trinidad, August 3, 2018

2018 marks the 184th anniversary of Emancipation and a milestone in bmobile’s partnership with the Emancipation Support Committee for hosting the Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village. Over the years, the Village has grown into a massive educational, entertaining and spiritually uplifting experience for locals and foreigners alike.

Teaming up with its wholly owned subsidiary AMPLIA at the Queen’s Park Savannah in the Emancipation Village, the bmobile/AMPLIA collaboration welcomed patrons as the Village transformed into an ocean of colour with the arrival of thousands of patrons dressed in traditional African attire and braving the inclement weather.

In the spirit of this year’s theme “Empowerment to overcome today's challenges” emphasis was placed on the use of technology for supporting individual and community improvement goals. From high-speed 4G LTE mobile data to HD TV experience and broadband, technology has given persons in the African diaspora the ability to create and share cultural experiences and solidarity across the world to broaden the awareness of and appreciation for expressions of African creativity. 


TSTT's Senior Manager of Marketing Communication Rhonda-Lee Yhapp noted that bmobile continues to empower households, businesses and communities nationwide through its ever advancing 21st century driven technology. “In 2018 the message about Emancipation is the freedom that out investments in cutting edge technology unleashes for customers to find innovative ways for personal and corporate growth or to collaborate with others around the corner or around the world. Looking ahead, we are pushing towards a digitally transformed T&T with our acceleration of nationwide access to broadband through boosting coverage from mobile, fibre and residential wireless networks,” Lee Yhapp noted.


The bmobile /AMPLIA Experience Store provided visitors with free WIFI allowing them to browse, capture and share their emancipation experience via social media or play video games and witness first-hand the HDTV experience.

Locally and globally, technology infrastructure has come a long way since August 1, 1985, when Trinidad and Tobago became the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery. Since then, the advent of Internet and mobile services has seen T&T become one of the most digitally connected countries with mobile voice penetration remaining above 140% to date and mobile or fixed internet penetration reaching 3 out of every 4 persons in the country.