Roundup: for the week ending 8 September 2013

A roundup of ICT/technology news from across the Caribbean region during the period Monday 2 September to Sunday 8 September 2013.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Cable Bahamas rewards REVON customers with more than $10,000 in prizes

Bahamas – Two subscribers to Cable Bahamas REVON broadband Internet service got a hefty reward last week when they were randomly selected as the winners of the telecom company’s giveaway promotion… more

Digicel spreading joy to customers with new prepaid plan

Barbados – Digicel is treating its customers to a fresh smile. The new Digicel promotion will give every Digicel prepaid customer something to really smile about once they top up as specified in the promotion, with each letter of the word providing a clue to what service is highlighted and what freeness is available for customers… more

E-Networks launches new services

Guyana – E-Networks celebrated its 10th anniversary since entering the ICT industry on Friday at the Georgetown Club and several new services were introduced to customers, GINA said… more

Prime Minister Lauds E-Networks For Contribution To ICT Sector

Guyana – On Friday, E-Networks celebrated its 10th anniversary since entering the ICT industry, and during the anniversary observance at Georgetown Club, a stone’s throw from the company’s Camp Street location, several new services were introduced to customers… more

Press Association to review call for resignation of TVJ’s Chairman

Jamaica – The Press Association of  Jamaica (PAJ) has signalled that it will review its call for Milton Samuda to resign as Chairman of  Television Jamaica (TVJ)… more

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

CaribNOG to Help Defend Belize Against Internet Attacks

Belize – The Caribbean is not immune to the recent global attacks on computer networks and systems by Internet hackers. This was the view expressed by international technology expert Bevil Wooding in an interview on the upcoming sixth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) to be held in Belize City, Belize, from September 22 to 25… more

Internet Brings New Dimension To Consultative Healthcare

Belize – Often in our newscast, you see needy persons seeking help to get abroad to do important life-saving surgeries, which cannot be performed in Belize. It costs thousands of dollars to get the outside medical help, but the KHMH wants to provide those services at home… more

Proposed ICT parks to create over 3,000 jobs

Dominica – An initiative by the Dominica Agricultural Industrial and Development (AID) Bank to set up ICT parks is expected to be a source of employment for over 3,000 Dominicans… more

CANTO 2013 Hailed a Success

Regional – CANTO held its 29th Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition (CANTO 2013) in the Happy Island of Aruba from the 14th -17th of July 2013. The highly acclaimed event was co-hosted by the local telecom operator, SETAR at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Oranjestad… more

CANTO Wrap July 2013

Regional – In the telecoms and IT industry it is common to hear public and private sector officials, academics and others talking about the challenges of narrowing the digital divide… more

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 Amazing technology at your fingertips

Cayman Islands – LIME is an acronym for Landline, Internet, Mobile and Entertainment, and with its latest fibre-to-the-home network, the Internet and Entertainment services LIME can offer with its Quantum packages and LIME TV promise to connect customers like never before… more

Dominica establishing ICT park

Dominica – The Agricultural Industrial Development Bank (AID) says it is establishing an Information Communication Technology (ICT) park that would provide employment for more than 3,000 Dominicans… more

Columbus rolls out free broadband service to Clarendon schools

Jamaica – Approximately a dozen new schools in Clarendon have been earmarked for free Internet and Cable services under Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited’s Building Leaders Through Technology Programme… more

Advancing Caribbean Internet governance

Regional – Internet-related technologies play an increasingly significant role in the development of Caribbean economies and society. From online education, e-commerce and e-government to online social networks, government cyber-snooping, WikiLeaks and cybercrime, the Internet is impacting every facet of modern life… more

World Bank’s VentureOut Challenge offers $10,000 seed capital to Caribbean mobile app developers

Regional – Mobile app developers from Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica can win US$10,000 in seed capital through an initiative of the World Bank’s infoDev programme… more

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Bahamas Telecom selects Huawei Marine Optix BWS 1600S

Bahamas – Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has selected Huawei Marine Optix BWS 1600S to upgrade the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network International (BDSNi)… more

CWC to Launch 4G LTE in Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands – Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) will become the first operator to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile data services in the Cayman Islands, where it trades as LIME… more

Digicel selects NAAP Global Solutions to provide Telecom Asset Management Software in the Caribbean

Martinique – Digicel has selected the NAAP Software(c) platform for their operation in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana… more

CXC launches Digital Media syllabus

Regional – The Caribbean Examinations Council is launching its Digital Media syllabus, something CXC describes as a world leading development… more

Encouraging employees to innovate

Trinidad & Tobago – ONE of the advantages of being a communications company is the readiness to create innovations based on technology that is readily available and continuously evolving… more

T&T needs ICT opportunities

Trinidad & Tobago – Information and communications technology (ICT) can play an important role in Trinidad and Tobago’s diversification, but Government must create the necessary opportunities for small businesses to allow this to take place, said Stephen King, chief executive officer of Ixanos Ltd… more

Friday, 6 September 2013

LIME Changes the Game with MyPlan

St. Kitts & Nevis – LIME is transforming the telecommunications industry again, with the launch of My Plan, a game-changing mobile offering that gives customers the opportunity to sign up for a flexible postpaid plan that includes voice, text messages and data, and also gives them the option to customize the plan with bolt-ons… more

Expert: T&T can use Cuba’s ICT model to diversify

Trinidad & Tobago – Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is one area T&T can use to diversify away from oil and gas dependency, Stephen King, CEO of local software development company, Ixanos said yesterday… more

Saturday, 7 September 2013

LIME introduces a plan that caters to everyone’s needs

Jamaica – Telecommunications giant LIME has something brand new to offer customers who pay a monthly bill. Postpaid customers kept asking and LIME has definitely delivered with the launch of its new and improved plan called My Plan… more ready for third player in T&T market

Trinidad & Tobago – Digicel is not daunted by the prospect of increased competition in the local telecommunications market. Commenting on the Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the Telecommunications Authority of T&T (TATT) last month for a service provider, Digicel’s CEO John Delves said the company is ready to compete if the need arises… more

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Entertainment Industry Turns To Mobile Apps

Jamaica – Jamaican music has been keeping up with some of the advances of technology through several applications (apps). A mobile application (mobile app) is a software application designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices. They are usually available through application distribution platforms… more


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