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Antigua-Barbuda 'changes the game' in spectrum regulation

February 5, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda 'changes the game' in spectrum regulation ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In the rapidly changing world of telecommunications, the government of Antigua and Barbuda has “changed the game” by implementing a telecommunications management system that now allows their regulatory authority, the Antigua and Barbuda Telecommunications...

Call for regional tech startups to attend regional boot camp and investment matching

February 5, 2016
Call for regional tech startups to attend regional boot camp and investment matching BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The World Bank Group, in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank and OECS Commission, along with local and regional implementing partners, have all come together to offer a pioneering coding “boot camp” for tech startups in the Caribbean.

New Wi-Fi hotspots to open in Cuba

February 2, 2016
New Wi-Fi hotspots to open in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Havana will have 30 new Wi-Fi zones in 2016, two more by municipality, which will facilitate access to the service, Odalys Rodriguez del Toro, director of Havana Division of Cuban Telecommunication Company (ETECSA SA), told ACN. To date, there are 17...

Commentary: Why science and math literacy are key to Caribbean development

January 18, 2016
Commentary: Why science and math literacy are key to Caribbean development The lack of racial diversity in the tech industry is a big problem, one that Silicon Valley’s largest firms are trying to solve. For companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, a more diverse workplace means a better grasp of what customers want, which translates into increased sales.

New e-government plan being developed by Barbados

January 7, 2016
New e-government plan being developed by Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The ministry of the civil service in Barbados is in the process of developing a new e-government master plan, acting permanent secretary, Allyson Forte, disclosed on Tuesday, as he addressed a brief ceremony before signing a wide area network...

Jamaica to host international tech conference in April 2016

November 12, 2015
Jamaica to host international tech conference in April 2016 BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Montego Bay, Jamaica, will host the next regional gathering of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) from April 19 to 24, 2016. Stephen Lee, programme director of CaribNOG, made the announcement at its tenth regional meeting in Belize City. “Jamaica is the perfect...

Curacao to host second Caribbean internet peering forum

November 7, 2015
Curacao to host second Caribbean internet peering forum BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Curacao will host the Caribbean’s second regional Internet Peering Forum from July 7 to 8, 2016. Called CarPIF2, the meeting will bring together Internet service providers, Internet exchange points, telecommunications regulators and infrastructure providers for two days of...

Industry experts 'optimistic' about Caribbean technology development

November 6, 2015
Industry experts 'optimistic' about Caribbean technology development BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Regional Internet and technology experts remain upbeat on the future of the industry in the Caribbean. A recent industry report showed that Internet connectivity in the Caribbean is growing at sluggish speeds, with high rates. However, shifting attitudes within the region’s technical...

ECTEL partners with CTU to host broadband Internet development workshop in St Lucia

October 21, 2015
ECTEL partners with CTU to host broadband Internet development workshop in St Lucia CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) is this week holding a regional workshop on broadband Internet development, in partnership with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). The workshop is being held in Saint Lucia from...

International experts head to Belize for regional tech conference

October 9, 2015
International experts head to Belize for regional tech conference BELIZE CITY, Belize -- A full line-up of international tech experts will gather in Belize from November 2 to 6, when Belize City plays host to a historic regional ICT development conference. Among the expert facilitators is Bevil Wooding, a founder and a director of the Caribbean Network Operators Group...

OECS partners with CTU to promote ICT development in Eastern Caribbean

October 6, 2015
OECS partners with CTU to promote ICT development in Eastern Caribbean TORTOLA, BVI -- An agreement between the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) promises to deepen collaboration between the institutions in leveraging information and communications technology to support development in...

Internet exchange points critical to the Caribbean digital economy, says BVI minister

October 3, 2015
Internet exchange points critical to the Caribbean digital economy, says BVI minister ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Caribbean nations need to strengthen their Internet infrastructure if the region is to take full advantage of the global digital economy. This was the view expressed by Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) vice president Mark Vanterpool, speaking at the launch of CTU’s ICT Week.

Kick-starting the Caribbean ICT Space: CTU holds ICT Week in BVI

September 25, 2015
Kick-starting the Caribbean ICT Space: CTU holds ICT Week in BVI ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Caribbean citizens’ growing appetite for digital conveniences is driving the region’s governments to act decisively to move essential services to online platforms. Ministers and senior government officials from across the region are holding talks to outline the practical steps needed...

Dominican Republic hosts broadband development forum

September 15, 2015
Dominican Republic hosts broadband development forum SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Ministers and deputy ministers of telecommunications and business leaders from over 20 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean convened to launch the second ministerial forum for broadband development in the Dominican Republic. During the forum...

Local IT professionals invited to put Curacao's cyber security software to the test

August 20, 2015
Local IT professionals invited to put Curacao's cyber security software to the test WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Facing more than a thousand verified cyber attacks daily, and totally reliant on the mercies of foreign functioning security software, an independent IT project by a group of developers seem all set to go through a spate of independent tests by locals before its beta deployment.

Experts hoping to deploy cyber security shield to reduce cyber attacks in Curacao

August 17, 2015
Experts hoping to deploy cyber security shield to reduce cyber attacks in Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- In response to the more than 1,000 cyber security threats that keep tunneling their way daily into Curacao, a network of cyber security experts is expected to deploy an advance cyber shield system that promises to repel and weaken the impact of such attacks on businesses and...

Lack of training kits forces short reschedule of ethical hacking training project in Curacao

August 15, 2015
Lack of training kits forces short reschedule of ethical hacking training project in Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Even though two more of the trainers for the cyber security and ethical hacking training event are already in Curacao, organizers of the event were forced to consider a new date because none of the registrants is in possession of the required training kits. According to Michael Denny...

Commentary: The View from Europe: New threats to Caribbean cyber security

August 15, 2015
Commentary: The View from Europe: New threats to Caribbean cyber security Cyber-security incidents continue to rise. According to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, attacks rose internationally by 48 percent in 2014 resulting in huge remedial and reputational costs to the companies and governments concerned. Despite this, the Caribbean remains woefully...

Technology summer camp to teach Curacao's children to build their own Android software

July 28, 2015
Technology summer camp to teach Curacao's children to build their own Android software WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- A three-day technology summer camp that will teach children in Curacao from as little as 7 to 12 years old how to build their own smartphone applications and software is slated to be held from the 10 to 12 August 2015 in Curacao. Sponsored by CWD Technologies, with...

Curacao cyber security and ethical hackers training project all set for next month

July 27, 2015
Curacao cyber security and ethical hackers training project all set for next month WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- After several weeks of delays, the Microsoft Learning and CWD sponsored Cyber Security and Ethical Hackers Training Conference is now set to be held in Curacao on the 13th and 14th August, 2015. Touted as a crucial training project for employees and IT professionals...

As Havana opens Washington embassy, bipartisan bill seeks to improve internet access in Cuba

July 21, 2015
As Havana opens Washington embassy, bipartisan bill seeks to improve internet access in Cuba WASHINGTON, USA -- On Monday, the Cuban government officially opened an embassy on United States soil for the first time since 1961, a key step in updating US-Cuba relations for the 21st century. “In addition to serving as an important symbolic step in the process of normalizing relations...

Caribbean countries move closer to joint management of radio frequencies

July 9, 2015
Caribbean countries move closer to joint management of radio frequencies ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Countries of the eastern Caribbean are working together to promote more efficient use of their wireless communications frequencies, for greater social good. Anew agreement has been drafted to minimise cross-border interference between countries of the Organisation of...

LACNIC Caribbean on the Move kick-starts in Suriname

June 30, 2015
LACNIC Caribbean on the Move kick-starts in Suriname MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- LACNIC Caribbean on the Move - Suriname Edition will be held as an internet-themed track at the upcoming ICT Summit Paramaribo from July 3 to 4, 2015. LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, is an international non-government organization...

Caribbean slow to adopt new internet technology

June 22, 2015
Caribbean slow to adopt new internet technology ROSEAU, Dominica -- In the Caribbean, we routinely use our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices for work, play and everything in-between. Every device connected to the Internet is identified by a unique address and, thanks to the swift growth of the Internet, very little now remains of...

Curacao ethical hacking and cyber security training event rescheduled

June 15, 2015
Curacao ethical hacking and cyber security training event rescheduled WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- An internationally sponsored cyber security and ethical hacking training event that was originally scheduled to be held last Wednesday and Thursday (9 and 10 June) in Curacao has now been deferred to the 29 and 30 June. The event is being sponsored by Cyber Watchdog...

Internet experts meet to improve Caribbean networks

June 4, 2015
Internet experts meet to improve Caribbean networks BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The first-ever Caribbean Peering and Internet Connection Forum (CarPIF) successfully concluded with commitments from Internet companies Akamai Technologies and Google to pay closer attention to the needs of Caribbean Internet service providers and consumers.

Netherlands Antilles prepares for cyber attacks

May 26, 2015
Netherlands Antilles prepares for cyber attacks WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Citing renewed evidence that cyber terrorists and hackers are now heavily targeting the Caribbean region, a three-man team of ethical hackers and cyber security trainers are expected to fly into the Netherlands Antilles next month to hold a two-day training workshop.

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