­čç»­čç▓┬áJamaica gets updated number portability guidance

What is number portability? Number Portability refers to the ability of a subscriber to retain their telephone number after leaving one service provider and, thereafter, utilising that same number with a new service provider. ‘Porting’ is a reference to the process by which the telephone number is transferred from one service provider to another. Number…

Tracking Net Neutrality: What have Caribbean Governments been up to?

A number of regulators throughout the Caribbean have taken steps in respect of Net Neutrality. Between 2010 and the present, this has included decisions, position papers and public consultations. Many regional governments support the notion but this position is not universal.

ITU publishes guidelines on national emergency telecommunications plans

In the midst of a global pandemic and a number of recent natural disasters affecting the region, an interesting conversation point has arisen in ICT and telecommunications spaces: how to best utilise telecoms infrastructure to assist in managing inevitable national disasters. The International Telecommunications Union has recently published guidelines for national emergency telecommunications plans (NETPS)….

Enforcement powers clarified under updates to Barbados Telecommunications Act

Enforcement powers under Barbados’ Telecommunications Act are now more expansive and clear-cut following recent amendments. The newly passed┬áTelecommunications (Amendment) Act, 2018-10┬áexpressly extends the circumstances in which various enforcement-related activities such as injunctions, search and seizure orders and the issue of warrants may occur. Prior to the amendment, invocation of enforcement powers was almost exclusively grounded…

Charles Leacock Q.C. – Internet Law in Barbados

This is a video recording of a presentation by Charles Leacock, Q.C. on the state of internet laws in Barbados. The presentation was given at the inaugural Barbados Internet Governance Forum and does an excellent job of outlining the existing digital law legislative framework at play in Barbados. The presentation touches on the: Telecommunications Act;…