LTE (telecommunication) Kingston, Jamaica BTC (Bahamas)
Headquarters4 Eastwood park Road, Kingston, Jamaica
Key people
Lowell Lawrence CEO
ProductsLTE Broadband

Symbiote Investments Limited operating under the name Caricel is a Jamaican owned and operated mobile network.


Caricel was started in March 2014 when Symbiote applied for a Carrier and Service Provider licence from the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) in Jamaica.[1] In February 2016, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) announced that a new mobile network operator licence was being considered by the Jamaican Government.[1][2] Despite a change in administration between the announcement and granting the licence in May, Caricel was approved for a Spectrum licence.[1]


In 2016, Caricel announced it would roll out its LTE-only network within the Kingston Metropolitan Area.[1][3] They invested over US$50 million in deployment and is looking at spending another US$50 million over the next 3 years.[3] The company has already secured towers islandwide and said it would be rolling out to the rest of Jamaica.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Henry, Balford (4 February 2017). "Caricel to continue trading despite legal issues". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  2. ^ "Jamaica could get third cellco". Telegeography.
  3. ^ a b c "Caricel to be Jamaica's third mobile operator". Telegeography.