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C&W Caribbean head criticises incumbent regulation

Cable & Wireless Caribbean president Garry Sinclair has complained that it is unfair for his company to have to operate in an ‘anachronistic’ environment under the Barbados telecommunications act, which only regulates fixed voice services, and requires C&W alone to pay a fee to the Fair Trading Commission. As NationNews reports, Sinclair says the law should take account of the larger and more buoyant mobile market and therefore main rival Digicel and other competitors should be similarly regulated. He said C&W had invested a lot of money in its network and services in Barbados and would continue to do so, but needed a level regulatory playing field. “One of the things we need, I believe, is a conducive regulatory environment. We met with minister of telecoms Darcy Boyce and I made clear to him that the current regulatory environment, which harkens back to a monopoly age, is anachronistic and needs to be modernised and recognise the fact that we now are in a way more competitive environment.” Read more 

  • Thursday, 20 April 2017

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