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Redacted report reveals little to justify subsea cable

Redacted report reveals little to justify subsea cable

| 14/03/2024 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has released a heavily redacted outline business case, compiled by consultants Grant Thornton, on the government’s plans for a new telecommunications submarine cable. Key details have all been omitted, such as costs (estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars), its length and where it will be linked […]

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Objector says cell tower would spoil community

Objector says cell tower would spoil community

| 29/01/2024 | 73 Comments

(CNS): An application by telecommunications company Logic for a 70-foot communications tower is facing an impassioned objection from one resident in the area, who claims that it would pose health risks and ruin the aesthetics of the community. Logic wants to erect a Sabre monopole antenna on Newport Avenue, George Town, behind the main hospital […]

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Ministry refuses release of study on proposed subsea cable

Ministry refuses release of study on proposed subsea cable

| 10/01/2024 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The planning and infrastructure ministry has released some documents relating to the proposed new undersea communications cable and the recruitment of the project manager and team, as well as the basics of the CI$1.3 million contract with Cambridge Management Consultants. However, an external study, which CNS understands is the Outline Business Case, that should […]

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Ministry dodges questions on sub-sea cable contracts

Ministry dodges questions on sub-sea cable contracts

| 06/12/2023 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure (PAHI) has told CNS that answers to questions we asked about the modernisation of the submarine communications cable, a relevant report and the proposed spending for the project will all require a freedom of information request. On 22 November, the ministry issued a vague press release […]

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OfReg opens probe into Flow’s 911 outage

OfReg opens probe into Flow’s 911 outage

| 28/11/2023 | 18 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has opened an investigation into the unscheduled outage of Flow’s fixed-line network last week which impacted 911 emergency calls. While Flow mobile lines to 911 were unaffected by the outage, in a press release the utilities regulator expressed “deep concern” and said an inquiry is now underway.

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C3 faces fine over CI$500K of missing fees

C3 faces fine over CI$500K of missing fees

| 12/10/2023 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, is looking to fine local telecommunications company Infinity Broadband Ltd, known as C3, for failing to pay its annual fees and comply with the obligation to submit financial reports. In a press release this week, the regulator said it had issued repeated enforcement notices but the company had not met […]

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Telecom provider fined $400k over rate hike

Telecom provider fined $400k over rate hike

| 21/08/2023 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Regional telecommunications company Flow has been fined $400,000 by the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) after breaching its licence. Flow increased its business customer rates from $30 to $34.99 from January 2019 to April 2022 without approval. OfReg also said the firm failed to comply with its obligation to provide the regulator with […]

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Ebanks: Cayman ready to embrace future tech economy

Ebanks: Cayman ready to embrace future tech economy

| 08/07/2022 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Cayman needs to build on its existing blue-chip financial services product and embrace the future of digital industries, according to Financial Services Minister André Ebanks. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Parliamentary Lunch on Thursday, he said the Cayman Islands is ready to take a chance and layer on top of its world-class regulatory […]

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OfReg rules in C3 access row with Flow

OfReg rules in C3 access row with Flow

| 30/06/2022 | 9 Comments

(CNS): A long-running dispute between local broadband service providers Flow and C3 has been resolved following arbitration proceedings mediated by OfReg, the utilities regulator said in a press release. In a complex row lasting well over three years, C3 had complained about problems relating to infrastructure-sharing with Flow, which it claimed was breaching its licence […]

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Telecoms company offers to pay for new subsea cable

Telecoms company offers to pay for new subsea cable

| 28/06/2022 | 30 Comments

(CNS): International telecommunications company Seaborn Networks has made an unsolicited application to the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) to pay for and connect a new undersea communications fibre-optic cable. The proposal is separate from the Cayman Islands Government’s plans to seek a contractor to lay a third subsea cable, which it was expecting to […]

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Free ICT course for women meets growing demand

Free ICT course for women meets growing demand

| 11/05/2021 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) has cut a cheque for CI$2,500 to fund another Women.Code (Cayman) programme, which will be its fifth free course for all women on Grand Cayman to learn about computer science and software development. The donation to the non-profit ICT training provider, Code Cayman, will be used to finance a […]

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