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Roundup: for the week ending 25 December 2011

This is a roundup of the ICT/technology news across the Caribbean region during the period Monday 19 December to Sunday 25 December 2011.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyth123/Monday, 19 December 2011

Digicel wants parties to stick to liberalized telecoms sector promise

Guyana – Digicel (Guyana) on Monday expressed cautious optimism that political parties would stick to their election campaign promises and liberalise international voice and data… more

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Antigua Youth Develop Mobile App

Antigua & Barbuda – After four days of intense training, Antigua’s youth celebrated the development of their first mobile app. Most of them had no prior programming experience… more

Mansoor Dishes Tech Plans for 2012

Antigua & Barbuda – Come 2012, Antigua & Barbuda stands to be one of the only Caribbean countries to offer 4th Generation (4G) technology, with the further liberalisation of the telecommunications sector and the expiration of LIME’s monopoly… more

Report finds lack of co-operation between gov’t entities

Antigua & Barbuda – Rather than concrete findings into the substantive matter, Acting Chief Town and Country Planner Frederick Southwell has hinted that the report requested of the Development Control Authority (DCA) into the erection of cellular phone towers will highlight a lack of institutional memory and lack of co-operation among government agencies… more

Coordinated Caribbean approach to technology adoption needed

Barbados – Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Public Administration Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan made a strong call for Caribbean governments to adopt a unified approach to information and communication technologies (ICT) development… more

GT&T calls out Digicel on its revenue claims

Guyana – The Guyana Telegraph and Telephone Company (GT&T) has called on its competitor Digicel (Guyana) to publish its revenue figures to substantiate its claim that its returns are sub par because of the monopoly on international data traffic enjoyed by GT&T…more

Telecoms liberalization…Digicel confident Bills will be passed in new Parliament

Guyana – Digicel Guyana is confident that telecommunication reforms which were postponed by the government at the very last moment as it was about to be debated in Parliament last September will finally be passed by that law-making body… more

Jamaican broadband gets leap-forward in speed

Jamaica – Cable & Wireless Communications’ (CWC) Caribbean business, LIME, has launched an up to
100 megabits per second (mbps) residential broadband service in Jamaica, delivering speeds more than 12-times faster than the company’s previous fastest broadband service… more

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Coordinated Caribbean approach to technology adoption needed

Barbados – Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Public Administration Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan made a strong call for Caribbean governments to adopt a unified approach to information and communication technologies (ICT) development… more

Liberalisation row…GT&T challenges Digicel to release its financials

Guyana – The debate over liberalisation of the telecommunication industry has revved up once again with the two giants’ Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) and Digicel (Guyana) trading blows…. more

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Government continues march towards a digital society

St. Kitts & Nevis – he Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports, Information Technology, Telecommunications and Post will be rolling out a number of new programmes in 2012 to enhance digital literacy and ultimately move towards an E-Knowledge Society in St. Kitts and Nevis… more

Friday, 23 December 2011

Digicel repeats call for end to telecoms monopoly

Guyana – Mobile giant Digicel yesterday repeated calls for the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector… more

LIME provides free wireless internet to community centres island-wide

St. Kitts & Nevis – Users of community centres around the island of St. Kitts will be able to access and use wireless internet service at the community centres for free… more

Saturday, 24 December 2011

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Sunday, 25 December 2011

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Image courtesy of Gary Thomson, Flickr

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About the author

Michele Marius

Michele Marius has a wealth of experience in the telecoms and ICT space, which has been gained in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, and in the public and private sectors. She is the Editor and Publisher of ICT Pulse.

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