TelEm co-signs Code of Practice

POSTED: 08/10/16 3:14 PM

SAN JUAN- Day one of the 32nd CANTO Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino was full of thought provoking and forward thinking discussions, presentations and panels.

One notable event coming out of the days proceeding’s was the signing ceremony of a voluntary Code of Practice on safeguarding the open internet. Chairman of CANTO, Julian Wilkins speaking after the signing said: "The region continues to grapple with the changing landscape of ICT, the signing of the code is important because through CANTO it provides a unified approach. CANTO will continue to facilitate individual assistance as well as regional approach to ICT issues when and where needed."

CEOS and Country Managers of the following companies signed the Code of Practice.

TelEm Group St. Maarten, Digicel St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, GT&T Guyana, Innovative US virgin Islands and Cable and Wireless communications

During a ministerial round table moderated by CANTO Chairman Julian Wilkins, Medford Nicholas (Antigua and Barbuda), Catherine Hughes (Guyana) and Maxie Cuffie (Trinidad and Tobago) spoke openly about specific issues affecting their respective territories as well as issues requiring a regional approach. In varying ways they recognized the need for more dialogue among stakeholders in the region and the need for mechanisms to improve regional collaboration in telecoms.

Digicel’s Denis O’Brien, mentioned in a feature address several burning topics now engaging the region’s ICT agenda including net neutrality and safeguarding the open internet.

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