Ericsson announces business transformation partnership with TSTT

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed an Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) transformation contract with TSTT (Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago). Under the terms of the agreement, TSTT’s complete Billing & Revenue Management systems will be transformed into a convergent environment supporting fixed and mobile services. TSTT will be able to simplify its IT […]

Garfield Sinclair is Head of Caribbean for C&W

Above: Garfield Sinclair. Photo courtesy C&W. Garfield (Garry) Sinclair was today announced as President, Caribbean for Cable & Wireless Communications (“C&W” or “The Company”).  The position has responsibility for operations in 15 territories across the region, including C&W’s Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados markets.    John Reid, CEO of C&W who was recently confirmed as top […]

UWI’s AgriNeTT wins FRIDA award

Above: Winners of the 2016 FRIDA awards, AgriNeTT and Mexicoleaks with LACNIC officials. Photo courtesy LACNIC. This Tuesday, LACNIC’s Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) held the ceremony where the two winners received their FRIDA 2016 Awards: AgriNeTT by the University of West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago) and the […]

PitchIt announces winners of 2016 challenge

Above: The winners of the PitchIT 2016 Challenge. From L-R: Danielle Tait, Kelly-ann Bethel (SKED), Ayana St. Louis, Nerissa Greenway and Monique Powell. Photo by Navindra Harbukhan, courtesy PitchIt Caribbean. Kelly-ann Bethel, the Trinidadian entrepreneur behind the tech start-up SKED has won US$5000.00 at PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 2016. The event was held in Trinidad and Tobago from December […]

bmobile launches 4G LTE – Part of 5-year 3.7B transformation plan

Above: TSTT Chairman Emile Elias speaks at the launch of the company’s 4GLTE offering. Photo by James Solomon, courtesy TSTT. Referring to TSTT’s media conference last week, held to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of their leadership under the new board, the historic almost $2 billion financing agreement with Republic Bank Limited to support TSTT’s $3.7 […]

CANTO welcomes Caribbean ICT Collaboration Committee

In a move to shape and align the strategic ICT agenda in the region, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) brought several regional ICT stakeholders together at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad on 5th and 6th December 2016. In attendance were senior officials representing Governments, Regulators, CANTO, CARICOM, Network Operators and other ICT […]

Smart TVs, wearables added to accessibility list

The international association representing wireless device manufacturers today added two new categories to the Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) website at www.gari.info – one to highlight the accessibility features of Smart TV’s and the other for Wearable devices. GARI is a project developed by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF) and now provides accessibility information on […]

Digicel calls for collaboration in Caribbean Telecoms development

Digicel today said it welcomes the move by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) to establish a Caribbean ICT Collaboration Committee (CICC) responsible for shaping and aligning the strategic ICT agenda for the Caribbean. With representation from a combination of senior members spanning regulatory, Government and the technology industry (operators), the composition of the Committee will […]

Microsoft continues grants for affordable Internet access

Photo by Platon from the Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative website. Microsoft Corp. has renewed its Affordable Access Initiative grant fund for a second year. The fund assists companies working to bring internet access and new technologies, services and models to underserved markets. The application process is now open for a new set of partners, the company announced […]

TSTT consolidates brand, announces RBL financing

Above: Republic Bank Managing Director Nigel Baptiste, TSTT Chairman Emile Elias, Minister of Public Utilities Fitzgerald Hinds and TSTT CEO Dr Ronald Walcott after the signing of the $2 billion financial agreement. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. TSTT CEO Dr. Ronald Walcott announced on Friday that the company’s technology convergence strategy also fed into a decision to […]

DirecTV, W Connection address cyberbullying, violence in schools

DIRECTV has rallied together some of the local sporting champions to help bring a message of heroism and kindness to the nation’s schools. The last installment of the Anti- Violence campaign took place at the Carapichaima East Secondary School on November 23rd 2016. Partnering for the cause against violence is DIRECTV W Connection TT Proleague championship […]

Huawei claims Android smartphone profitability top spot

Above: Media professionals test the Huawei P9 at its release in London in April. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. The following was supplied by HuaweiTT as a press release. It was originally an opinion analysis story in the South China Morning Post by Bien Perez. Huawei Technologies, China’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, has displaced Samsung Electronics to […]

C&W confirms John Reid as CEO

John Reid, CEO, C&W Communications. Photo courtesy C&W John Reid has been confirmed as Chief Executive Officer of C&W Communications effective November 7, 2016. C&W serves 18 countries and is one of the largest full service telecommunications and entertainment providers in the Caribbean and Latin America. The Company was recently acquired by Liberty Global plc, the […]