Bridgetown was transformed into a sea of blue as Flow celebrated its first birthday with an island-wide motorcade that culminated with a free public concert in Hero’s Square entitled ‘Big Blue Live‘.
Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider feted hundreds of city shoppers and passers-by with plenty of giveaways and top-notch performances from Flow ambassadors including Lil Rick, Peter Ram, Nikita, Shanta, Blood and Kirk Brown among others.
“Hero’s Squareis the perfect setting as we celebrate our first birthday, and with Barbados also celebrating its 50th year of independence in a couple of months, these are very exciting times for our customers, team members, company stakeholders, and indeed, all Barbadians,” said Niall Sheehy, Managing Director, Flow Barbados.
“Flow was officially launched in Barbados exactly a year ago and we are a proud company of both history makers and future enablers working towards a fully connected Barbados, so we must say thank you for giving us this opportunity to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the wider society.”
Flow was unveiled as the company’s consumer brand following the merger of Cable & Wireless Communications and Columbus Communications last year. Barbados was the first market in the Caribbean where the new Flow brand was launched.
“In the past year we have recorded several milestones and we were immensely proud to position Barbados as the first country in the world to have 100% Fibre-to-the-Home connectivity at the end of last year, an incredible achievement by any measure,” added Sheehy.
“And we want everyone to know that our future-proof fibre network is not just a marketing gimmick – it’s about delivering a service that will truly transform the way we live, work and communicate. We also want Barbadians to know that we are working hard to improve connectivity levels each day and we will continue to invest in Barbados because we believe in the power of a connected society.”
Sheehy also congratulated “the entire Flow family” for their sterling efforts in keeping Barbados in touch with the wider world.
“We are very proud to operate in a region with a burgeoning, world-class workforce and we aim to recruit and develop the top talent in the telecoms industry. This approach, coupled with major infrastructural investment, has led to Flow being declared as having Barbados’ fastest, strongest and most reliable mobile and broadband networks following independent testing conducted by world-leading experts,” said Sheehy.
“We will now build upon this strong foundation that we have laid to ensure that all Barbadians have access to cutting-edge products and services that add tangible value to their daily lives.”
Among the milestones in the past year, Sheehy highlighted the company’s rollout of its 1Gbps residential broadband package, the fastest internet speed available in the Caribbean, along with the restructuring of the company’s mobile and broadband portfolios to add more value for its customers.
He also noted the growth of Flow TV and the recent launch of Flow Sports and Flow Sports Premier, the Caribbean’s new home of sport. The company is also the Caribbean’s official broadcast partner for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.