Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited (AEROTEL) was established in August 1978 for the provision of Engineering and Telecommunication services, including those formerly provided by the International Aeradio (Caribbean) Limited which operated in Jamaica between July 1950 and July 1978. Their services provided were navigational services through radio and telegraph links which gave information on the movement of aircrafts. The agency provides navigational aids for its three systems- the VOR (Very high frequency Omni directional Radio range), DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) and the NDB (Non Directional radio Beacon).
AEROTEL now provides, installs, maintains, and operates Aeronautical Telecommunications facilities and systems on behalf of the Government of Jamaica for the Civil Aviation Authority of Jamaica, the Meteorological Office of Jamaica, the Airport Authority of Jamaica, the Airlines and Users of Jamaica's Flight Information Region. In addition, the company offers specialised Telecommunications Services to other Public and Private Sector Organisations operating in Jamaica. These facilities are used as Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Aids for all Aircraft operating in the region.
Currently, AEROTEL maintains all digital microwave links and air traffic telecommunications for the Civil Aviation Authority in keeping with the standards and practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
In 1999, AEROTEL was granted a license for Airport Broadcasting System this was later upgraded to commercial radio broadcasting.
In November 2001, Kool 97 FM was launched. It is owned and operated by AEROTEL. Under the terms of its license it focuses on flight schedules, weather information and any other relevant information pertaining to activities taking place at Jamaica's International airports. It also airs features highlighting Jamaica as a tourist destination, daily flight schedule and depicting aspects of Jama ica's culture, using music as the conduit
AEROTEL specialises in a wide range of telecommunication needs for clients all over Jamaica. AEROTEL manages Kool 97 FM's broadcasting network, does installation, setup and minor repairs on the broadcasting equipment.
AEROTEL leases Data Links from Kingston & St. Andrew, to Trelawney and Montego Bay. We also provide Montego Bay with 2 metre Repeater coverage and provide and distribute AFTN messages
Tower Space Rentals in Cooper's Hill covers most of Kingston & St. Andrew
Tower Space Rentals in Trelawney covers most of Christiana
Tower Space Rentals in Paradise covers most of Montego Bay