How will regional regulators respond to CWC’s acquisition of Columbus?

Can telecommunications regulators from across the Caribbean see beyond their national interests and present a unified regional response to a common challenge? The recent announcement by Cable and Wireless (CWC) of its proposed US$3 billion acquisition of Columbus International could prompt them to try. If approved, the deal will make CWC the Caribbean’s largest wholesale and …

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Caribbean voices joining global Internet debate

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)—the entity that controls key bits of the Internet—gathers in Los Angeles this week to tackle an array of hot issues, in particular, governance of the Internet. “Governments want to exert control over the sweeping transnational power of the Internet that is affecting their policies, politics, social …

T&T “very active” in global Internet debate, says ISOC boss

T&T has come in for praise from the international community supporting the global Internet. Raul Echeberría, vice president of global engagement at the Internet Society, described T&T as “very active” in high-level international debates on issues related to the governance of the global Internet. “ISOC has a long history of working in the Caribbean, and …

T&T launches internet exchange point

T&T has become the latest Caribbean nation to launch an Internet exchange point (IXP). Called TTIX, the local IXP brings together seven of the country’s Internet service providers (ISPs). Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT), Digicel, Massy Communications, Open Telecom, Greendot, Lisa Communications and Flow have signed on to the local exchange point. TTIX …

Experts join heads on Caribbean cybersecurity

The best way to improve the security of a computer network is to break into it. That's the advice from cybersecurity expert Fernando Gont of SI6 Networks said, to the regional gathering at the eighth Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) in Curacao. At the meeting, Mark Kosters, chief technical officer with the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) …