Category Archive: wireless

Feb 24 2017

Drones: are they on their way to becoming ubiquitous in the Caribbean?

​Globally, use of drones has been and will continue to increase into the foreseeable future. However, will that be the experience in the Caribbean? Over the past two years or so, the term, drones, has become more widely known. They are not only commercially available for personal use, but many businesses, especially those that ship …

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Nov 30 2016

To ham or not to ham: the continued relevance of amateur radio

A brief look at amateur radio and its importance in the Caribbean. With all of the strides that have been made in telecoms and personal communications, the term ‘amateur radio’ (or ‘ham radio’) is rarely heard these days. Most of us, who at one time had been familiar with those terms, might have assumed that …

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Sep 28 2016

Satellite communication: pros and cons

Guyana plans to roll out satellite communication to serve some areas of the country. Here briefly examine the medium and highlight key advantages and disadvantages. In today’s world, we continue to aspire for the latest technology – be it the latest device, such as the recently released Apple iPhone 7, or the latest infrastructure, such …

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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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Jan 20 2016

Digital switchover: why is the Caribbean so behind?

The Caribbean lags behind in switching from analogue to digital TV. Some reasons for the delay are discussed. For those who regularly read our ICT/tech news roundup published on Mondays, you may have noticed that articles pertaining to ‘digital switchover” pop up from time to time. We, here at ICT Pulse, had discussed digital switchover a …

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