Tag Archive: digital divide

Nov 26 2014

Snapshot: 2013 update of the status of ICT development in the Caribbean

An update of how well Caribbean countries performed on the latest 2013 ICT Development Index published by the International Telecommunications Union. On Monday, 25 November, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) published its Measuring the Information Society Report 2014 in which it highlights key ICT developments worldwide and tracks the cost and affordability of ICT services …

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Nov 19 2014

Do cyber cafés still have a place in the Caribbean?

In this day and age when everyone aspires to have their own personal computing device, Internet/cyber cafés might still be necessary in the Caribbean. Over the past few years there has been an increasing focus on ensuring individual (and household) take-up of Internet services, both fixed-line and mobile/cellular based. As a result, it may seem …

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Nov 12 2014

What will the ICT world look like by 2020?

The Connect 2020 Agenda outlines a broad range of goals and targets that countries worldwide have committed to achieve by 2020. Will the Caribbean succeed in meeting those goals? At an International Telecommunications Union conference last week, meeting participants unanimously adopted the ‘Connect 2020 Agenda for Global Telecommunication/ICT Development’. The Agenda outlines the shared vision, …

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Oct 22 2014

Online, offline, but still falling behind: challenges for Internet use in the Caribbean

Based on a recently published McKinsey report, a discussion on challenges for Internet use in the Caribbean. At recent count, although the global population was around 7.1 billion at the end of 2013, only 40%, or 2.8 billion are online (Source: Internet World Stats). Though that figure might seem impressive, thought leaders, such as McKinsey …

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Oct 20 2014

Roundup: for the week ending 19 October 2014

A roundup of ICT/technology news from across the Caribbean region for the period Monday 13 October to 19 October 2014. Monday, 13 October 2014 BTC’s winning personalities honoured Bahamas – BTC recently honoured some very special BTC employees who had received the votes of their associates nationwide in nominations for most consistent hard work with …

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