Tag Archive: ICT4D

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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Jul 02 2014

Snapshot: 2014 update on the state of telecoms in the Caribbean

An update of fixed-line, mobile/cellular and fixed-broadband Internet take up across select Caribbean countries, as of 2013. This year, 2014, marks our fourth review of telecoms services take up across the Caribbean, in terms of subscriptions density. Table 1 lists the countries that were included in the exercise, which we have increased from 17 to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.ict-pulse.com/2014/07/snapshot-2014-update-state-telecoms-caribbean/

May 23 2014

How open is the Caribbean to FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards?

Last year, UNESCO commissioned a comprehensive situation review of FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards across 17 countries in the Caribbean. The final report has been made publicly available. Today’s technology, especially ICT, has been breaking down traditionally held barriers and norms, and to varying degrees, it has been ushering in an environment of greater …

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Apr 30 2014

Snapshot: 2014 update of ICT network readiness in the Caribbean

A 2014 update of our Snapshot series on network readiness, and the extent to which countries in the Caribbean are leveraging ICT to improve their competitiveness. The World Economic Forum (WEF), in conjunction with INSEAD and Cornell University, two of the world’s top business schools, have edited and released the annual network readiness assessment, the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.ict-pulse.com/2014/04/snapshot-2014-update-ict-network-readiness-caribbean/

Mar 14 2014

After 25 years, 5 predictions on the future of the Internet

To recognise the 25th anniversary of the Internet, we highlight some thoughts and ideas on what life and the Internet might be like in 2025. On 12 March 2014, the Internet celebrated its 25th anniversary. On that day in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a paper proposing an “information management” system that conceptualized the World …

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