Category Archive: broadband

Feb 22 2017

Unleashing the Internet: does the Caribbean have what it takes?

Last week, the Internet Society released what is likely to be a seminal report on the Internet in the Caribbean. Here, we introduce the report to our readers. The Internet is widely recognised as being a catalyst for economic growth and development, and Caribbean countries have been eager to embrace this platform to achieve those …

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Oct 07 2016

Does broadband Internet really contribute to economic growth?

A discussion of the results of a study conducted in the Eastern Caribbean on the impact of broadband Internet on economic growth. In 2015, the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), which is the regional hub of the telecoms regulatory machinery in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), commissioned a study on the Impact of …

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Aug 24 2016

Free or paid airport Wi-Fi: 4 considerations

Many Caribbean airports have paid Wi-Fi access for travellers, which might allow them to win a battle, but lose the war. Increasingly, Caribbean countries have been expressing intentions to offer free Wi-Fi. Those initiatives tend to range from having free access in public spaces in major towns and cities, to 100% country-wide coverage. However, in …

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Aug 19 2016

With VoD on the scene, is cable TV on its way out?

Video on Demand services have been growing worldwide, but how much of a threat are they to our traditional cable/subscriber TV services Over the past few weeks, there have been news reports about Caribbean telecoms service providers expanding their offering to include subscription television (TV)  in a number of countries across the region.  The two …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.ict-pulse.com/2016/08/vod-scene-cable-tv-out/

Aug 10 2016

How will the Caribbean be safeguarding an Open Internet?

A discussion on a recently released code of practice for telecoms operators that aims to safeguard the Open Internet and network neutrality in the Caribbean. In March this year, the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organisations (CANTO) published a Code of Practice on Safeguarding the Open Internet, which its members, which comprise telecoms operators from …

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