Tag Archive: Jamaica

Dec 10 2014

Is it a good idea to regulate VoIP-based services?

Jamaica has announced that it will be introducing regulations for over the top VoIP services in order to generate tax revenue, but is that really a good idea? For most of us in the Caribbean, we have been riveted by the unfolding drama of the proposed purchase of Columbus International by Cable and Wireless Communications …

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Jun 10 2013

Roundup: for the week ending 9 June 2013

A roundup of ICT/technology news from across the Caribbean region during the period Monday 3 June to Sunday 9 June 2013. Monday, 3 June 2012 Digicel launches nation’s first HSPA+ network Anguilla – Wireless operator Digicel Anguilla has announced the launch of a nationwide HSPA+ network, which the pan-Caribbean group dubs ‘4G’…  more e-Government to …

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Apr 12 2013

5 key takeaways for ICT development in the Caribbean from Silicon Savannah

Within the last seven years, Kenya, which has been dubbed “Silicon Savannah”, has become one of the leading ICT destinations in Africa, and is being increasingly recognised globally as a hotbed for tech innovation. This post highlights five takeaways from the Kenyan experience. Yesterday, 11 April, was Day 1 of the two-day Caribbean Open Data …

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Feb 27 2013

Phone home: why mobile providers are so eager to tap directly into overseas remittances

Caribbean mobile/cellular service providers have been running campaigns to get family and friends overseas to top up loved ones’ accounts from abroad. This post examines why they are so eager to employ this strategy. Over the past few months, have you noticed an increase in the SMS text messages from your mobile/cellular provider? If not, lucky …

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Feb 08 2013

Jamaica to get new country code: what does that mean?

In addition to 876, Jamaica will soon activate a second country code. This post outlines how country codes are used, what could have contributed to exhaustion of the current allocation, and what changes can be expected when the second code is introduced. Earlier this week, the Gleaner newspaper in Jamaica reported that the local regulator, …

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