More CANTO Members Sign Code of Practice

Above: CANTO members prepare to sign the Code of Practice. Photo courtesy CANTO. In a historic moment at the 32nd CANTO Conference and Exhibition in Puerto Rico a significant number of CANTO members signed the Code of Practice for safeguarding the open Internet. Chairman of CANTO, Julian Wilkins stated:  This Code of Practice balances the […]

TSTT restores services after outage

TSTT wishes to advise the Trinidad and Tobago public that the service disruption on April 17th has been fully rectified and all services have been fully restored. TSTT  apologizes to its customers for the inconvenience.  The company is conducting a full and detailed root cause analysis, along with its relevant network partners to accurately determine the source of […]

Magic Jack seller fined $5,000

Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday reports on a court case that resulted in a fine for Abchan Enterprises of Salazar Trace in Point Fortin after the company was found guilty of selling Magic Jack devices.. In passing sentence, Magistrate Chankar commented to the representative of Abchan Enterprises Ltd, that he had breached the specifics of the […]

Getting into over the top

BitDepth#994 for June 23, 2015 It proved to be one of the Telecommunications Authority’s more heated consultations, but for once, the fire wasn’t coming from the floor. Gathered in one room were representatives of TATT, Digicel, TSTT and Columbus Communications to discuss the ticklish matter of what people do with their Internet connections. Digicel, which […]

TATT invites comment on new QoS regs

The Telecommunications Authority of T&T has issued a new consultation document, the Draft Telecommunications (Consumer) (Quality of Service) Regulations, 2015. The authority is inviting comment on the draft document, which can be submitted using this form. The deadline for comment is May 04, 2015. You can find a full list of consultation documents on TATT’s website here.

CWC announces successful US$1.85bn Columbus buyout

Cable and Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC) announced today that it has completed its US$1.85bn acquisition of 100% of the equity of Columbus International Inc. Commenting on the completion of the transaction, Chief Executive Officer, Phil Bentley, said: “This is a transformational deal for Cable & Wireless Communications.  Columbus Communications is an outstanding business; not only […]

Digicel calls on ECTEL to clarify its CWC merger position

Digicel today respectfully called upon the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (‘ECTEL’) to publicly clarify and confirm the  present status of the regulatory approvals process being undertaken by them in conjunction with the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (‘NTRCs’) in relation to the proposed merger between Cable and Wireless Communications (‘CWC’) and FLOW / Columbus Communications […]

New telecom hotel for T&T

BitDepth#975 for February 10 Dr Girish Pathak has a plan for the technology industry in Trinidad and Tobago. He’s assembled a roster of investors to fund the establishment of this country’s first carrier-neutral Telecom Hotel, a strictly business to business facility that will offer data center hosting, peering services and business continuity services on a […]

Jamaica approves CWC buyout

Jamaica has announced approval for the proposed buyout of Columbus Communications by CWC. From the news report… In order to be satisfied as the Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications, advice was sought from the Office of Utilities Regulation. Further, in arriving at his decision note was taken of previous advice received from the Attorney General […]

TATT seeks comment on CWC buyout

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has issued a call for comments on the proposed buyout of Columbus Communications by CWC on the Announcements page of its website. Please note that the deadline for comments is January 12, 2014. From the notice… In accordance with the Telecommunications Act Chap 47:31 and the Concession […]

Regulators consider Columbus buyout

BitDepth#967 for December 16, 2014 Over the course of two days, specifically last Wednesday and Thursday, regional telecommunications regulators met at the Cascadia Hotel to consider the proposed buyout of Columbus Communications by Cable and Wireless (CWC). The opening session offered operators in the telecoms market in T&T an opportunity to state their positions on […]

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 […]