Roundup: for the week ending 26 February 2012

This is a roundup of the ICT/technology news across the Caribbean region during the period Monday 20 February to Sunday 26 February 2012., 20 February 2012

Tests show LIME boosts speed temporarily when user complains, but then…

Barbados – “This is robbery on any scale”… more

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

LIME secures sweet partnership with sprinter Yohan Blake

Jamaica – Telecommunications provider LIME has welcomed 100m World Champion, Yohan Blake to its cadre of top athlete brand ambassadors… more

Unions bat for LIME in telecoms dispute

Jamaica – Two trade unions representing the majority of workers at telecommunications company LIME have added their voices to calls for the Government to revisit its telecommunications policy, which they say places LIME at a severe disadvantage, in the area of mobile telephony… more

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

LIME, BWU talks Monday

Barbados – The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), telecommunications company LIME and Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo are to meet on Monday in an effort to resolve stalled wages negotiations… more

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Sir Roy: Facts on LIME

Barbados – General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Sir Roy Trotman, has shot down a suggestion that its request for a 17 per cent wage hike for employees of telecommunications company LIME is exorbitant… more

Local number portability arrives

Cayman Islands – Local number portability has finally made its debut in the Cayman market… more

Friday, 24 February 2012

Caribbean telecoms mobile and broadband still growing

Barbados – Despite the fact that the Caribbean has small markets with limited potential for growth, telecommunications is set to continue being one of the region’s major growth industries… more

LIME Jamaica — Getting on the road to recovery

Jamaica – Telecoms company LIME Jamaica, a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless Communications, continues to rack up losses and see its market share evaporating… more

Mobile App Development enthusiasm moves to the next steps!

St. Kitts & Nevis – The success of the recent Mobile App workshop and the enthusiasm it generated has led to a commitment by all participants and facilitators to make the Mobile App project a sustainable and regenerating one… more

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Customers hit by disruption in BTC service

Bahamas – Disrupted telephone service across New Providence yesterday was caused when a work crew on the road improvement project cut into a Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) fiber-optic cable on Prince Charles Drive, according to Marlon Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing at BTC… more

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Cable blasts ‘unfair advantage’ for BTC

Bahamas – Cable Bahamas has blasted the proposed licensing plan for a key wireless spectrum band for giving an “unfair advantage” to the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC)… more

Customers won’t necessarily benefit from lower termination rates

Jamaica Dear Editor, Your recent article entitled ‘Unions bat for LIME in telecoms dispute’ published on February 21 quotes Garry Sinclair as stating that LIME is “supportive of an interim $5 termination rate as it would undoubtedly deliver some savings for consumers… more

All LIME wants is adjustments to an outdated regulatory structure

Jamaica – Dear Editor, I’m taking this opportunity to clarify some points made in an article entitled ‘LIME Jamaica: Getting on the road to recovery’ which appeared in your publication on February 24, 2012… more

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