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Logic rolls out broadband for Eastern Districts

Logic rolls out broadband for Eastern Districts

| 22/04/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Logic has launched a new fixed wireless home internet service in the Eastern Districts of Grand Cayman, bringing broadband internet speeds to areas of the island that have been under-served when it comes to this important communication service, the telecommunications company said in a press release. Logic said it plans to expand its fixed […]

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OfReg signs off first IXP licence

OfReg signs off first IXP licence

| 23/03/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Just eleven days after the utilities regulator, OfReg, revealed it was creating a regulatory framework to pave the way for local internet exchanges, it has issued its first licence. According to a press release from SALT Wireless, part of the SALT Technology group, announced that the company received its IXP licence Friday, 19 March, […]

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OfReg moves to regulate local IXPs

OfReg moves to regulate local IXPs

| 08/03/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Following a public and industry consultation on the lack of internet exchange points (IXPs) in the Cayman Islands, OfReg, the utilities regulator, has revealed that it is creating a regulatory framework to pave the way for these local exchanges. OfReg said that it is in the public interest to regulate IXPs to protect local […]

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OfReg creates independent internet speed test

OfReg creates independent internet speed test

| 10/09/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): While there are already dozens of free tools online that allow users to measure their real time upload and download internet speeds, OfReg has created one of its own, allowing it to independently monitor local providers. The creation of the tool cost just over $2,100, officials said, giving the regulator “a transparent and independent […]

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Third undersea cable pointless, says C&W

Third undersea cable pointless, says C&W

| 31/08/2020 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Cable & Wireless, part of the consortium of members that use and operate the existing undersea telecommunications cables that keep the Cayman Islands connected to the rest of the world, has said that plans by government to sink a third undersea cable are unnecessary. Even if there was a five-fold increase in communication traffic […]

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OfReg set back ICT progress, says director

OfReg set back ICT progress, says director

| 20/07/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The executive director responsible for the regulation of the telecommunications sector under the umbrella utilities regulator, OfReg, has said the creation of this entity had not only failed to meet public expectations but had also undermined the progress of ICT regulation and development. Alee Fa’amoe told the Public Accounts Committee that the creation of […]

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CEC campus still in early stages

CEC campus still in early stages

| 03/06/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) has confirmed that the long-anticipated campus for companies ring-fenced in the special economic zone, established to encourage technical and knowledge-based industry to the Cayman Islands, is still under construction. CEC broke ground more than 18 months ago and has spent around US$8million so far on the project, but officials told […]

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Tech deal still not public a year after signing

Tech deal still not public a year after signing

| 16/09/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): More than a year after the Ministry of Commerce entered into a deal with TechCayman, a business platform with the goal of attracting information technology entrepreneurs to the Cayman Islands, government has released another, but still redacted, version of the agreement under the Freedom of Information Law. TechCayman is a partnership between Health City’s […]

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No wifi at airport arrivals hall

No wifi at airport arrivals hall

| 06/02/2019

I recently was at the remodelled airport to pick up arriving guests. While waiting for them I wanted to use wifi from the airport on my phone. I found, I believe it was, CIAA guest, but it required a password. I asked a not very nice (friendly) parking machine attendant for the password. Her reply […]

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CEC breaks ground on long-awaited ‘city’

CEC breaks ground on long-awaited ‘city’

| 03/12/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Enterprise City has broken ground on the long promised US$500 million dollar master planned development for global knowledge-based businesses, which officials claim will put the Cayman Islands at the forefront of the technology-driven business world. The special economic zone was originally conceived in 2011 as a means of attracting new technology-related businesses, and […]

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Minister refuses to reveal more of tech hub deal

Minister refuses to reveal more of tech hub deal

| 14/11/2018 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The minister of commerce has declined to reveal any more of the very heavily redacted deal he signed with TechCayman because, he said, it was a confidential agreement. After CNS received a largely blacked-out document in response to a freedom of information request, we requested an internal review. However, in response to that Minister Joseph […]

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