Caribbean Telecommunications Union

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Caribbean Telecommunications Union
Type CARICOM Organisation
Purpose To create an environment in partnership with members to optimize returns from ICT resources for the benefit of stakeholders
Headquarters Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
President
Darcy Boyce
Secretary General
Bernadette Lewis
Website ctu.int

The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) is a Caribbean intergovernmental organisation dedicated to facilitating the development of the regional information and communications technology sector.[1]

History[edit]

On 28 April 1989, the Heads of Governments of the Caribbean Community established the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) by Treaty to rationalise the telecommunications policy framework for the region. The CTU was officially inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago on 19 July 1990 at a ceremony held in Port of Spain.

With the appointment of the 4th Secretary General, Ms.Bernadette Lewis in August 2003, the CTU defined a new strategic direction to ensure its relevance in an environment of rapid technological convergence. In 2004, the 7th General Conference of Ministers of the CTU, expanded the mandate to include information and communication technologies (ICT) and opened membership of the CTU to all Caribbean countries and private sector and civil society organisations with interest in ICT-enabled Caribbean development.

Membership[edit]

State Members[edit]

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • The Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Grenada
  • The Cooperative Republic of Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • St Martin
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Private Sector and Civil Society Members[edit]

    • American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
    • Bureau of Telecommunication and Post (Curacao)
    • Cable & Wireless Business (Jamaica)
    • Dauphin Telecom (Guadeloupe)
    • Digicel (Trinidad) Ltd.
    • Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)
    • Gauss Research Laboratory
    • Inmarsat Inc.
    • International Amateur Radio Union – Region 2 (IARU-R2)
    • Internet Society (ISOC)
    • International Amateur Radio Union – Region 2 (IARU-R2)
    • Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC)
    • Microsoft (Trinidad and Tobago) Ltd.
    • Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board
    • Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

Partners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Bernadette. "A brief History,the Role and Work of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union 2003-2012.p.4.