ISOC releases report on Caribbean Internet

The Internet Society has released a report on Caribbean Internet use, Unleashing the Internet in the Caribbean: Removing barriers to connectivity and stimulating better access in the region. According to ISOC, “this study identifies solutions that promote continued development of the Internet in the Caribbean, specifically with respect to infrastructure and access services, and provides […]

TSTT upgrades network in Tobago

Above: A TSTT technician testing network upgrades in Tobago. Photo courtesy TSTT. TSTT has completed the first phase of a major network upgrade to improve coverage, voice quality and data speed. This is part of TSTT’s planned TT$3.7 billion dollar investment nationwide to improve its full suite of services and customer care. According to Don […]

TATT updates official list of broadband prices

Standard Residential Fixed Broadband Internet Prices (Not Bundles) in Trinidad and Tobago as at October 14, 2016 (VAT Incl. $TTD) As part of the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago’s (the Authority) mandate to promote and protect the interests of consumers, the Authority has published a price schedule to improve consumer awareness. The Authority continues […]

TSTT Board approves $3.7 billion, 5-year strategic plan

Above: A TSTT technician at work. Photo courtesy TSTT. TSTT’s transformation from the traditional legacy telecommunications company of the 20th century into an agile broadband communications organization has begun.  The company’s Board of Directors approved a 5-year strategic plan, including capital expenditure of TT$3.7 billion, to make this goal a reality. A significant proportion of […]

Digicel Play launches, Montano joins brand

Photographs from the launch event by Mark Lyndersay. Click at top right to view fullscreen. Digicel announced its new triple play broadband, cable and phone service at its corporate headquarters at the ANSA Finance building in Newtown, Woodbrook. At the event Garvin Medera, CEO Digicel Play – T&T  announced the new service, which is based on […]

Flow to increase broadband rates in Jamaica

Flow will increase its rates for broadband packages in Jamaica in February. Customers with Internet packages Rock/Essential, Mega Thunder and Ignite will pay $3,599 as of February 1, up from $3,099, $3,325 and $3,000, respectively. Customers with the Mega Lightning Internet package will pay an additional $599 when the new rates take effect. The price […]

Taking liberties

Above: John Malone, philanthropist, after donating US$42.5 million to Colorado State University for regenerative science research. Photo by William A. Cotton/CSU. BitDepth#1017 for December 01, 2015 The full impact of the buyout of CWC by Liberty Global is still to be properly evaluated, far less assessed, but that’s no reason why I can’t infuriate President Carmona with some […]

Liberty Global to buy CWC for $5.3 billion

Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK) and Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (“CWC”) (LSE: CWC) today announced via press release a recommended offer (the “Offer”) by Liberty Global for all outstanding and to be issued shares of CWC. Pursuant to the Offer, Liberty Global would acquire CWC for shares […]

Columbus Business upgrades tech at Fatima College

Above (left to right, back row): David D’Oliveira, vice president Columbus Busienss Solutions, Fr. Gregory Augustine principal of Fatima and Dwight Andrews, President of the Fatima Old Boys Association with students at the school. Columbus Business Solutions has partnered with Fatima College via the Fatima Old Boys Association to introduce cutting edge, technology-based Education on the […]

C&W Networks in 20-Year Agreement with Allied Fiber

Allied Fiber, the United States’ first open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure, today announced a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement with C&W Networks, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the Pan Caribbean region. As a result of the partnership, C&W Networks will utilize colocation space and dark fiber from Allied Fiber […]