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OfReg aims to be self-sufficient

OfReg aims to be self-sufficient

| 24/07/2018 | 77 Comments

(CNS): The new Cayman Islands utilities regulator has received a cash injection from government coffers to help with the goal of the relatively new watchdog to train staff and eventually become a self-funding body committed to ensuring the safe and fair provision of power, water, communication and fuel. Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has […]

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Two-step SMS verification not secure, OfReg warns

Two-step SMS verification not secure, OfReg warns

| 12/06/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Getting a security code sent to a cell phone via a text message is one of the least secure means of verifying and protecting people’s online accounts, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has warned. The regulator is urging banks and large corporations to consider the dangers of using this common two-step SMS […]

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PAC members accuse utilities of ‘robbery’

PAC members accuse utilities of ‘robbery’

| 09/05/2018 | 78 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Public Accounts Committee appeared particularly aggrieved about the cost of some utilities when witnesses from OfReg and one of the owners of internet service provider C3 appeared before them Wednesday to answer questions about the regulation of telecommunications, fuel, electricity and water. Focusing largely on the high cost and poor quality […]

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OfReg seeks input on plans for better broadband

OfReg seeks input on plans for better broadband

| 22/03/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Following revelations by the premier last week that government will be building the missing fibre optic network that the local cable and telecommunication companies have failed to provide, the regulator is seeking public input on plans for the infrastructure Cayman will need to meet the future demands of the digital economy. Given the increasing […]

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OfReg and HMCI to create emergency notification system

OfReg and HMCI to create emergency notification system

| 06/03/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The government’s utilities regulator, OfReg, and Hazard Management Cayman Islands have joined forces to create an emergency notification system (ENS) to ensure widespread communication in the face of a man-made or natural disaster. Following the fuel depot fire at Jackson Point Terminal last July and a tsunami warning in January, the need for a more comprehensive and […]

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Cayman regulator supports net neutrality

Cayman regulator supports net neutrality

| 18/12/2017 | 19 Comments

(CNS): In contrast to the telecoms regulator in the United States, OfReg, the Cayman Islands’ regulator, continues to support net neutrality, which ensures that all internet traffic is treated equally by the internet service providers (ISPs). Last week, in a hugely unpopular move, the US Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality rules, which will allow […]

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ICT firms forced to be honest

ICT firms forced to be honest

| 19/12/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Telecom companies are being held to account for claims in their advertising based on new guidelines from the Information & Communications Technology Authority (ICTA). The Truth in Advertising Guidelines (TAG) will help consumers understand what they should expect and accept in adverts from telecoms providers, officials said. The competing phone and internet service providers will […]

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New rules and $500k fines for telecom providers

New rules and $500k fines for telecom providers

| 03/10/2016 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Local companies providing telecommunication services will be held accountable and sanctioned for outages, the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) said after creating new outage reporting rules for all its licensees that will include fines for non-compliance. The ICTA said the new development was due to ongoing complaints from consumers concerning the continued network […]

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More fines coming for telecoms firms

More fines coming for telecoms firms

| 23/05/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Information and Communication Authority has said that it cannot yet reveal the names of telecommunication firms that have been fined for breaches of the law and regulations surrounding the sector, but said more fines are expected as investigations continue. The minister with responsibility for communications recently revealed that the regulator had issued its […]

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Cayman under cyber-attack, says ICTA

Cayman under cyber-attack, says ICTA

| 29/04/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As local telecommunications provider Flow issued another alert about phishing scams impacting its customers, the managing director of the Information & Communications Technology Authority warned that Cayman is being targeted by cyber criminals. Earlier this week Flow warned customers about an email purporting to be from LIME, its previous brand, regarding spam security issues […]

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ICTA to tackle network weaknesses

ICTA to tackle network weaknesses

| 17/02/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The managing director of the telecoms regulator has revealed that his agency will be forming a working group to tackle weaknesses in the local telecommunications network after a lightning strike in Miami on Tuesday had a serious impact on local phones and internet. The major hardware failure that affected the MAYA-1 submarine cable […]

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