Roundup: for the week ending 22 January 2012

This is a roundup of the ICT/technology news across the Caribbean region during the period Monday 16 January to Sunday 22 January 2012.

ICT, ICT Pulse, Caribbean, news, news roundup, LIME, DigicelMonday, 16 January 2012

Digicel Hits Back

Jamaica – Telecoms company, Digicel, yesterday told its competitor, LIME, to stop what it called the “outrageous public bashing” of Government officials and focus instead on its own business… more

Mobile Development Programme To Target Youth

St. Kitts & Nevis – St. Kitts and Nevis has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the Caribbean and the local Government continues to design projects to position the youth population to capitalize on the expansion of technology… more

St. Maarten Cable TV’s Outage Update.

St. Maarten – St. Maarten Cable TV today provided an update on the network modifications being made in preparation for the upgrade to an all-digital platform on February 1, 2012… more

TELEM Execs visit Sint Maarten House

St. Maarten – Last week Thursday executives from the TELEM Group of Companies visited the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary in The Hague at the Sint Maarten House… more

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

ICT Road Show Launched

Dominica – The importance of Information and Communication Technologies, (ICT’s) was underscored on Monday when Dominica launched the second edition of the ICT road show at St. Gerard’s Hall in Roseau… more

Trinidad, St Lucia Talk ICT Education

Trinidad & Tobago – St Lucia Education Minister Dr Robert Lewis and Trinidad and Tobago Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh met today to focus on issues of education in the two countries… more

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

BTC 4G Optimization Progressing Satisfactorily

Bahamas – BTC officials indicated their “satisfaction” with the progress of the 4G cell site optimization exercise currently underway in New Providence and Grand Bahama following the December launch of the new network… more

URCA opens enticing telecommunications spectrum bands

Bahamas – The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is seeking public consultation on the opening of spectrum bands that could drastically improve competition in the country and ultimately boost mobile and broadband service… more

LIME Targets SME Businesses With ‘Cloud’ Services

Caribbean – The Caribbean business of Cable & Wireless Communications, LIME, is targeting more business from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Caribbean by extending its suite of cloud-based services… more

Technology cited as tool for positive change for St Kitts-Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis – Participants attending the January 24 to 27 Mobile Apps Workshop in St Kitts will be challenged to unleash this aspect of technology as a tool for positive change… more

Thursday, 19 January 2012

LIME Continues Call For Better Regulation

Jamaica – The Chairman of LIME Jamaica has repeated the company’s call for the government to urgently level the playing field in the telecoms market… more

Paulwell Aiming To End LIME-Digicel Beef In Two Weeks

Jamaica – Technology Minister, Phillip Paulwell, says he’s aiming to resolve the conflict between telecommunications companies, Digicel and LIME, within two weeks… more

‘No shutdown’ – LIME says environment tough but it’s not leaving

Jamaica – LIME Jamaica yesterday strongly denied a news report that British parent company Cable & Wireless (C&W) plc has decided it will shut down its local operation in light of a ‘difficult’ regulatory environment… more

Friday, 20 January 2012

Gov’t Committed To Competitive ICT Environment

Jamaica – Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the government is committed to cultivating and preserving a competitive environment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector… more

Gov’t to provide more computers for schools

Jamaica – Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Julian Robinson, says more computer equipment will be provided soon for educational institutions, under the Government’s e-Learning Jamaica Project… more

‘That’s not LIME’ – Dehring distances firm from old monopoly

Jamaica – LIME Jamaica yesterday sought to distance itself from the old Cable & Wireless (C&W) Jamaica monopoly. At the same time, company chairman Chris Dehring labelled bitter rival Digicel as the biggest threat to liberalisation in the telecommunications market… more

Caribbean open data movement set to open a world of possibilities

Trinidad and Tobago – A Caribbean open data initiative, backed by the University of the West Indies and the International Development Research Centre of Canada, could improve the region’s access to public information of national significance… more

Saturday, 21 January 2012

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

JPS Invited To Offer Broadband Internet Service

Jamaica – Newly returned Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, has called for the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to enter the broadband Internet market… more

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