TSTT: Rally around new brand

Above: Republic Bank’s Managing Director Nigel Baptiste and TSTT Chairman Emile Elias sign a $1.95 billion agreement for infrastructure development at the telecommunications company. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1070 for December 06, 2016 “We have begun our transformation,” declared TSTT CEO Dr Ronald Walcott at Friday’s press conference to announce new branding and a financial […]

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 […]

Works Ministry introduces repair reporting via web, text

On Wednesday 9th November, the Minister of Works and Transport, Senator the Honourable, Rohan Sinanan launched the Ministry’s Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Programme,  a hotline system for reporting broken infrastructure via text messages, or the Ministry’s website under the rubric “Improve your Drive.” This project seeks to bring the Ministry closer to the people by improving […]

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 […]

IDC recognises Schneider Electric for data center infrastructure

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, recently announced it has been recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Center Infrastructure Management 2015 Vendor Analysis1 for its StruxureWare™ for Data Centers software suite. The report, which details the current climate and scope of the DCIM market as it grows to […]

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 […]

Lessons for the Caribbean from the OAS-FIRST Cyber-Security Colloquium

Above: Trinidad & Tobago’s delegation to OAS Cyber-Security Colloquium. From left, Sean Fouche, IT Manger of CARICOM IMPACS; Amos Sylvester, law enforcement; Angus Smith, Manager, Trinidad and Tobago CSIRT and Wendell Diaz, Director WASA. Image courtesy Shiva Bissessar By SHIVA BISSESSAR B.Sc. (Hons) MBA M.Sc. The Organisation of American States (OAS) in collaboration with the Forum […]

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 […]

CTU’s statement on Dec 10 Regulatory Forum

Statement on the Regulatory Forum held on 10-11th December 2014 at Cascadia Hotel, St Anns, Trinidad and Tobago Hosted by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, a regional Regulatory Forum, held in Trinidad and Tobago on 10-11th December 2014, looked in-depth at “Developing Regional Regulatory Approaches to Current ICT Issues”. The issues discussed were: Over The Top […]

Hill’s tough climb

BitDepth#947 for July 29 I’d met George Hill for the first time in 2012 when he was TSTT’s Chief Technology Officer. He was pleasant, though extremely careful with his words and maybe a little reticent at finding himself pushed to the forefront of the company’s PR campaign for its roll-out of its new 4G mobile […]