Tag Archive: Information Society

Oct 26 2016

In creating digital societies, is it enough to create digital citizens?

Though it is acknowledged that citizens must be empowered to harness the emerging digital economy, we discuss whether those efforts are enough to truly realise a digital society In an article published last week, a brief account was given of the several initiatives that are in the process of being implemented in the Eastern Caribbean, …

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Oct 12 2016

Should we be putting our telcos’ feet to the fire more than we are doing now?

With the spate of disruptions to telecoms, especially Internet, service across the Caribbean, should we be holding local service providers more accountable? Over the past four to six weeks, a number of Caribbean countries, especially Jamaica, have been experiencing consistently poor telecoms, and especially Internet, service. With respect to Internet access,  generally, intermittent or fluctuating …

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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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Oct 05 2016

The smart home in the Caribbean is closer than you think

A brief discussion of why home automation and the smart home might be realised in the Caribbean much sooner than we expect. Over the past few months, policymakers across the Caribbean have been clamouring for their countries to become smart cities and smart nations. To realise this, considerable investment in digital infrastructure, along with the …

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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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