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Removal of barriers to digitalization key to Caribbean’s technological transformation

With limited access to the Internet and high broadband costs, the process of Digital Transformation is fraught with difficulties for the small island states that make up the Caribbean. Despite this, digitization has the potential to drive their economies forward,  overcome the challenges of remoteness and mitigate the threat of natural disasters through technological innovations. […]

Caribbean operator Digicel deploys Evolving Systems’ Evolution platform on Microsoft Azure

Evolving Systems, a leader in real-time digital engagement solutions and services, has announced that its fully scalable Evolution platform has been deployed by Digicel. Headquartered in the Caribbean, complete communications provider Digicel offers affordable and innovative mobile services, enterprise solutions and cloud computing, and operates in 30 markets across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia […]

Puerto Rico 5G Zone puts island at the forefront of telco industry

The Puerto Rico 5G Zone fosters new 5G applications and opportunities, placing the Caribbean island firmly on the telecommunications map. The Puerto Rico 5G Zone initiative is set to put Puerto Rico at the forefront of the telecommunications industry, securing the island’s future success.The project is primed to enable companies, government entities and academia to […]

Bank of Jamaica developing digital currency

As an alternative to cash, the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, plans to test a digital currency later this year. The central bank digital currency, or CBDC, would be additional to banknotes and coins. It will be backed by the central bank as legal tender and will be tenable only in Jamaica. The pilot or test […]

AT&T brings 5G technology to Puerto Rico

AT&T has added 5G to 28 additional markets including Puerto Rico and a number of US states. Some areas of the new markets are using dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS), in which the same channel can be used for 4G and 5G. The majority of the launches are in Florida (four markets), Puerto Rico (seven markets) […]

Making #DigitalCaribbean a reality

Tahseen Sayed, Country Director for Caribbean Countries, Latin America and Caribbean, at the World Bank, says digital technology is a great equalizer, providing a range of opportunities for the Caribbean to become a digital leader. Digital technologies – the Internet and other tools to collect and share information digitally – are spreading rapidly. The share […]

Data key in helping Caribbean cope with hurricanes

Data generated by satellite technology can help Caribbean countries better manage natural disasters and boost climate resilience. The London-based Commonwealth Secretariat said a virtual event co-organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) showed how remote sensing satellite technology was recently used to support Asian and Pacific countries in responding to super cyclones Amphan and Harold. […]

Esri and IDB offer solution in response to COVID-19 emergency in the Caribbean

Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, has announced that it has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to provide free access to geospatial technology in response to the COVID-19 emergency in the Caribbean and Latin America. Governments in the region will be able to use a COVID-19 solution to track critical equipment and […]

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