ECTEL proposes net neutrality language in draft regulations to complement revised Electronic Communications bill

The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) is the regional, multi-state telecoms regulator for the Eastern Caribbean.  Recently, ECTEL put forward a slew of recommendations on various regulatory instruments to be enacted in the Eastern Caribbean. The regulations would go hand-in-hand with the proposed revisions to the Electronic Communications bill. The proposed regulations cover: infrastructure sharing; […]

Cyber security Report on Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank, in association with the Organisation of American States, launched a publication: Cybersecurity: Are We Ready in Latin America and the Caribbean?  According to the blurb on the website:  The 2016 Cybersecurity Report is the result of the collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Organization of American States (OAS), and […]

Results of ECLAC Survey on Priorities for the Information Society in the Caribbean

Some months ago, I had mentioned that the Caribbean Development Portal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) launched an online survey “to get a sense of views within the region regarding the relative importance of various policy objectives in the area of ICT”. Like most in the region, […]

The Brazil Whatsapp Shutdown and Lessons for the Caribbean

By now, the news cycle surrounding the temporary shutdown of Whatsapp by a Brazilian Court has petered out. If you missed it (or are only reading this 50 years later!), the gist is that in 2015 Whatsapp is a large transnational mobile messaging service with global appeal and very high reach in Brazil. Prosecutors in […]

ECLAC Survey on Information Society Priorities in the Caribbean

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is currently conducting a survey to determine The priorities for the Information Society in the Caribbean. Pretty heady stuff. Go to http://caribbean.eclac.org/content/survey-priorities-information-society-caribbean to take part. You can even opt to leave an email for follow-up contact.