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Regional High-Level Workshop on Electronic Commerce and ICT for Central America and the Caribbean Curacao, 25 – 27 June 2002 Philip Cross ITU Caribbean Representative. Urban/Rural Universal Service. Subscriber Growth. Access/infrastructure. In Accordance with ITU/WTO developments:

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Regional High-Level Workshop on Electronic Commerce and ICT for Central America and the CaribbeanCuracao, 25 – 27 June 2002Philip CrossITU Caribbean Representative

access infrastructure
Access/infrastructure
  • In Accordance with ITU/WTO developments:

Liberalization

Privatization

Competition – CPP, Roaming, Calling Cards

New Licences

Regulation

New Technologies – VOIP, DSL, Broadband

policies
Policies

Bridge the Digital Divide – where are we?

Telecommunications - Access

Information

Computer availability

ICT for development

E-Commerce

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BARRIERS TO ICT DEVELOPMENT

  • inadequate policies and strategies
  • inadequate and/or expensive telecommunications infrastructure
  • inadequate legislation;
  • lack of awareness and required skills.
  • Placement within ministries
  • Inadequate Coordination
  • Insufficient private sector participation, especially by banks
new developments
New Developments
  • Agenda for Connectivity
  • UN Task Force on ICT
  • ITU Initiatives –

World Telecommunication Development

Conference

Electronic Commerce for Developing

Countries (EC-DC)

Caribbean ICT Coordination

  • UNCTAD Initiative
  • World Summit on the Information Society
the way forward
The Way Forward
  • ICT/E-Commerce to be high on the agenda of Caribbean Heads of Government
  • Cooperation and coordination
  • Policies and legislation for ICT, including

E-Commerce

  • Development of Caribbean Strategy
  • Complete liberalization of the telecommunication sector
  • Proper regulation (management) of the telecomms sector
the way forward ctd
The Way Forward ctd
  • Caribbean Organizations to become more focused in their specialized areas
  • Development of Caribbean/national strategies
main caribbean players
Main Caribbean Players
  • Governments
  • CARICOM, OECS/ECTEL
  • CTU, CTO, CBU/CANA (CMC), CANTO
  • CDERA, Caribbean Export
  • CDB, CAIC, CARICAD
  • UWI
  • OAS/CITEL
  • UN System, Donor Agencies
  • ICT Service Providers
  • Civil Society, NGOs, etc.
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