Roundup: for the week ending 8 April 2012

This is a roundup of the ICT/technology news from across the Caribbean region during the period Monday 2 April to Sunday 8 April 2012.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmgimages/Monday, 2 April 2012

Digicel acquires mobile competitor in Haiti

Haiti – Digicel Group has acquired Haitian mobile operator, Voila, from its parent company, US-based Trilogy International Partners, for an undisclosed sum… more

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

City banks affected as GT&T hit by vandals

Guyana – The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has said that there have been 12 attacks of vandalism within recent weeks… more

CUC subsidiary gets in the telecom business

Cayman Islands – A subsidiary of Caribbean Utilities Company has been granted a licence to provide fibre optic infrastructure in Grand Cayman, according to an announcement made by the company… more

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

BTC invests $200K in ‘gateway’ store

Bahamas – The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) will harness high traffic from the business and tourism communities through its new downtown location… more

Digicel Data Centre gets status upgrade

Jamaica – Digicel’s $600-million data centre has received ‘Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility’ from the Uptime Institute… more

Thursday, 5 April 2012

LIME, BWU agree on 12%

Barbados – The long running dispute between LIME and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) is over… more

Chinese firm buying gov’t ‘s GT&T shares for US$30M

Guyana – The Guyana government has agreed to sell its 20 percent stake in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) to a Chinese firm for US$30M even as the company’s management express surprise at the sale… more

2015 the year for digital switchover

Jamaica – Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, says she intends to seek Cabinet approval for 2015 to be the transition year to digital switchover… more

Ex-Claro Dealer Takes Court Action To Recover Losses

Jamaica – A lawsuit has been filed against Oceanic Digital Jamaica Limited in the Supreme Court by Lettman Greenwood and Co, attorneys- at-law, on behalf of their client, Whitehorn Auto Traders Limited, which had a contractual agreement with the mobile company… more

Regional consultation on draft electronic communications bill

Saint Lucia – Representatives of telecommunications regulatory agencies from the Caribbean region will meet in Saint Lucia on April 11th and 12th for a regional consultation on a draft Electronic Communications Bill for the Member States of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)… more

Friday, 6 April 2012

Govt. sells GT&T shares

Guyana – After disclosing to the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) at its most recent Annual General Meeting that the decision to sell the 20 per cent shares it owned was “off the table,” Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon yesterday changed the tune… more

Draft Broadcast Code to be revisited soon

Trinidad & Tobago – The Draft Broadcast Code is going to be revisited within the next two months according to Selby Wilson, chairman of the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)… more

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Guyana government sells telecoms shares

Guyana – The Guyana Cabinet has approved the sale of the government’s 20 percent shareholding in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) for the sum of US$30 million… more

Sunday, 8 April 2012

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