AMCHAMTT objects to 7 percent OPT

AMCHAM T&T is urging the Government to rethink its position on the implementation of the online purchase tax (OPT). This tax which is to be applied to all ‘online’ purchases sent via air freight and is set to take effect from tomorrow [the release was issued on the eve of the implementation deadline, October 20, 2016]. .AMCHAM […]

T&T Government reports on ICT development to UN

Trinidad and Tobago’s statement to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CTSD) has been posted publicly. The 30 page document, finalised on September 30, 2014, details the country’s progress over the last ten years in implementing ICT in Trinidad and Tobago. According to the overview submitted by the T&T Government… The […]

Digicel calls on TATT for intervention

Digicel today publicly called on the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) to hold firm and withstand the severe pressure being applied by UK based Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International Inc  to rapidly approve the proposed acquisition of Columbus by CWC.  Under the concessions granted to Columbus in Trinidad, CWC/Columbus are […]

Samsung drops four new devices

Galaxy Note 4: A New Standard  The Galaxy Note 4 embraces Samsung’s heritage of an unrivaled Galaxy mobile experience. Its extraordinary 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display reproduces clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast, better viewing angles, and response times as fast as a millionth of a second, providing a tremendous viewing […]

T&T’s new IXP

A new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) has been introduced in Trinidad and Tobago. The physical infrastructure is being handled by Fujitsu. From the news story… The chairman of TTIX is Kurleigh Prescod of Columbus Communications, who described the launch as “a very significant milestone.” Globally, IXPs have been shown to improve the resilience, efficiency and […]

Internet Society Oct 08 meeting livestream

The Internet Society, Trinidad and Tobago chapter, will be live streaming their meeting on October 08 from 8:45am. According to the society… Agenda topics will include: The Global Internet Landscape; The Future of the Internet; The Domain Name System; RPKI; DNSSEC; IPv4 Depletion & IPv6 Transition; Cybersecurity; Identity and Privacy; ccTLD Management; OTT Challenges; IXPs; […]

SAUTT website hacked by FBI

According to a news story carried by The Daily Dot, Trinidad and Tobago was on a long list of countries targeted for digital hacking by the FBI in 2012. The hacker, Jeremy Hammond, was allegedly directed by an FBI handler to attack specific servers. Among them according to this linked document, a transcript of a Jabber conversation, […]

The e-Legislative Agenda for T&T

The e-Legislative Agenda – Trinidad and Tobago By: Atiba Phillips – Principal Consultant, INFOCOMM Technologies (ICT) Ltd (www.ict.co.tt). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author. The Minister of Finance Larry Howai, on the July, 10, 2012 at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, stated that the four areas Trinidad and Tobago needed […]

DigicelTT restores VOIP services

At 9:00pm on June 08, Digicel Trinidad and Tobago announced on its Facebook page that it was restoring access to blocked VoIP services. As of this posting, the company’s website had not been updated with this information. The company stated on its page that… Hey Facebook Fans. Effective July 09, Digicel is pleased to resume […]