September 27th, 2016
Vol 4

Member signs Code of Practice
Five More Network Operators Sign Code of Practice on Safeguarding the Open Internet

Close to 30 Network Operators from the Caribbean region have now signed the 'Code of Practice for safeguarding the open Internet'.
Previously in a historic moment at the 32nd CANTO Conference and Exhibition in Puerto Rico, a significant number of CANTO members signed the Code of Practice for safeguarding the open Internet.
This Code of Practice balances the needs and freedoms of end users and content providers with the requirement of Operators to run their networks and their corresponding freedom to innovate and develop new services and business models. CANTO and its members support the concept of the open Internet and the general principle that legal content, applications and services should not be blocked. Read More

BIIPAC Project Attendees in Haiti
BIIPAC Project - Final Report   

The Broadband Infrastructure Inventory and Public Awareness in the Caribbean (BIIPAC)
Project was conceived by IDB and CANTO in 2011. It was funded by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with CANTO acting as the executing agency, covering eight (8) beneficiary countries: Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, and Suriname. The project was divided into four (4) Components and awarded to a number of Consultants, resulting in complete and detailed reports that are recommended reads for a good understanding of the state of Broadband in the beneficiary countries. The project culminated in February 2016 with the presentation of the final reports of Component 4. 
Read Final Report

Director Corinne Philip
Introducing CANTO's Newest Director - Corinne Philip
Corinne is currently employed as the Regional Legal & Regulatory Advisor for Digicel.  Prior to joining Digicel, Corinne headed up the legal and regulatory departments of the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of the British Virgin Islands.  A qualified attorney-at-law, she also holds an LLM in Telecommunications and IT law from the University of Strathclyde. Corinne is an avid fan of all things related to fitness, motorsports and a lover of animals. Read More 

Get Ready for the 33rd Annual General Meeting in Curacao

CANTO's 33rd  Annual General Meeting will be held on the Island of Curacao from the 29th January - 1st February, 2017.  The annual event will be co-hosted by UTS and supported by Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post. There will also be a Mini Expo.

Stay tune for more information on how  you can participate in this unique event !

Request for Articles & Ads 4th Quarter Cancion 2016

You are invited  to contribute an article for publication in our 4th Quarter Cancion Magazine 2016.
Your contribution may deal with topics related to technology, regulations, policy directions, operating practices, and human resource development and telecommunication management issues.
Your article in Microsoft word format should be no more than 1200 words in length.  Photographs should be provided in .gif or .jpeg format and forwarded to the CANTO Secretariat for the attention of Ms. Gail Edwards at, Ms. Carmen Ramlal at or Ms. Tricia Balthazar at before 30th October, 2016.
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The Caribbean premier telecommunications event for Industry professionals. Operators, Suppliers & Regional Governments

Where:  Punta Cana , Dominican Republic 
Dates: 16th - 21st July, 2017
Hotel Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Over 30 Caribbean  and Regional Operators
  • Over 12 Caribbean ICT Ministers
  • Over 600 attendees
  • Over 20  Regulators
  • 11th HR Forum
  • 4th Sales Marketing & Customer Care Forum
  • Caribbean Women in ICT (CWIC)
  • 3rd annual C.O.D.E. Hackathon

Don't miss out...The Dominican Republic has it all  


CANTO C.O.D.E 2.0 Hackathon
Check out  This  short video on the CANTO C.O.D.E 2.0
Check out this short video on the CANTO C.O.D.E 2.0 held in Puerto Rico