Roundup: for the week ending 27 November 2011

This is a roundup of the ICT/technology news across the Caribbean region during the period Monday 21 November to Sunday 27 November 2011.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Hundreds dial up CBL for fixed-line service

Bahamas – Cable Bahamas Limited (CBL) is dealing with a “wave of interest” after announcing its fixed-line service last week, with a top executive saying hundreds of new customers signed up in just two days… more

Digicel launches Christmas promotion

Dominica – Digicel on Friday wowed customers across Dominica with the launch of its Christmas promotion, ‘Spell Digicel and Win’, which this season will give away over $80,000 in prizes including $50,000 cash… more

Jamaica broadens ICT investment focus

Jamaica – As part of its efforts to expand investment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector to include areas that are higher up the value chain such as software development, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has thrown its support behind the inaugural staging of Caribbean BETA … more

LIME treats more than 10,000

Jamaica – More than 10,000 persons across the island received free and discounted meals, movie tickets, bus rides and petrol last weekend, as LIME kicked off its massive 2011 Christmas Campaign… more

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Changes to Internet domain name system coming

Antigua & Barbuda– International domain name regulator, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is next year, planning to introduce generic top-level domains (gTLD) beyond the familiar .com, .org and .net… more

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

‘Gift of a lifetime’ offered in telecom promotion

Antigua & Barbuda – One local LIME customer will receive the ‘gift of a lifetime’ this holiday as the telecoms company announced plans for its Lifetime Christmas promotion… more

LIME gives free service for a “LIFETIME” this Christmas

Dominica – Some LIME customers will literally get a gift for a lifetime this holiday as the telecoms company has announced plans to give away landline,  mobile and internet services for forty years… more

American firm to bring up to 3,000 ICT jobs

Jamaica – A major foreign firm will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in Jamaica’s information and communications technology (ICT) space, creating 2,000 to 3,000 jobs over the next two years… more

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Digicel looking to fixed line

Barbados  – Digicel Barbados has appealed to Government to approve its application for a fixed line service in order to level the telecommunications playing field… more

Reaching for the Cloud Caribbean computing considerations

Trinidad & Tobago – The cost of enhancing service delivery capacity is often prohibitively expensive for businesses and governments. Cloud computing has emerged in today’s economically challenging climate as an attractive option for organisations seeking to reduce their technology costs without compromising on competitiveness or service delivery capability… more

Friday, 25 November 2011

Caribbean Broadcasting Commission to remain state owned

Barbados – THE Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) will not be privatised and will remain a state-owned radio and television station despite its debt-ridden state, Barbados’s Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has affirmed… more

Government launches US$20 million loan facility to help ICT sector

Jamaica – Government yesterday launched a US$20 million infrastructure loan facility to support growth in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector… more

Petrocaribe Funding Tapped For ICT Infrastructure Loans

Jamaica – The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce announced a US$20-million (J$1.7b) line of credit for call centre companies to develop their own factory space… more

Saturday, 26 November 2011

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Digicel eyes LIME’S customers

Barbados – Mobile phone provider Digicel says market penetration for cellphones here is nearly maxed out and it is now going after LIME’s substantial fixed line customers… more

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