October 31st, 2016
Vol 5

(Antigua & Barbuda) From Left: J. Wilkins,  Hon. Melford Nicholas and Director Daryl Jackson (ABTD)
CANTO Chairman Visits Regional ICT Minister and Regulators  
The CANTO Chairman Julian Wilkins visited  ICT Ministers  & Regulators in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda and Montserrat.
The CANTO Chairman discussed a number of key ICT matters and provided the latest update on CANTO's activities including upcoming CANTO events in the region.
Chairman Wilkins stated that he advised the Ministers and Regulators
(Montserrat) From Left: J. Wilkins, Hon. Paul. Lewis and Clifton Riley Executive Director (MICA)
that over 30 Network Operators in the region have signed the Code of Practice Safeguarding the Open Internetin which Operators have pledged not to block Over-The-Top services. He went on to say that "this was a significant and historical development particularly as so many Operators in the region were in agreement with the Code of Practice."

(Anguilla) Hon. Curtis Richardson and J. Wilkins
(Anguilla) J. Wilkins and Director of the PUC Kenn Banks.

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 Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post. There will also be a Mini Expo.

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

Director Opal Neil
CANTO's  Director - Opal Neil Seeks to Empower People  to use ICTs Smartly 

Opal Neil is a Regulatory Affairs Director  at Cable and Wireless Communications.  

" My personal vision for CANTO is aligned with
the stated vision. In actualizing this vision for me it is about CANTO using its unique position to influence the adoption of policies that go beyond providing access to people across the region. It extends to influencing the development of an ecosystem so ICTs will have positive and sustainable socio economic impacts. My vision is that the average citizen will be equipped to use ICTs to acquire information and knowledge, to develop skills and competencies, to create employment ... essentially to fully participate in the opportunities made possible in this information age. In short, empowering people in all walks of life to use ICTs smartly for their own social and economic development. The end result being the social and economic development of countries and the region as a whole. Read more

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I ntelsat Donates Intelsat EpicNG Satellite Services to Red Cross for Hurricane Relief Operations in Haiti
Luxembourg, 24 October 2016 -- Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world's first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that it is donating capacity to the American Red Cross to support relief operations in Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.
The hurricane passed over the southwestern peninsula of the Caribbean nation on October 4, killing hundreds, destroying thousands of homes, and leaving an estimated 1.4 million Haitians in urgent need of humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations.


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

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


Explore the World of ICT at ITU Telecom World 2016

What's the future for the connected car, for digital financial services, for artificial intelligence? How are innovations in 5G, the Internet of Things and spectrum management impacting
on future businesses?
And if meaningful, affordable connectivity can drive socio-economic development to meet the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs), how can we ensure we reach the billions of unconnected most in need? These are the questions at the heart of the agenda at ITU Telecom World 2016, four days of debate, networking and exhibition on the theme of "Collaborating in the Digital Economy" in Bangkok, Thailand, from 14 -17 November. Bringing together leaders from government and industry, SMEs and corporates, emerging and developed markets, the event focuses on working together to accelerate growth and make the world better, sooner.  Read more
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Secretary General  Visits  Curaçao

From Left:T. Wankin; P. de Geus  L. Dieffenthaller
 Teresa Wankin, Secretary General of CANTO  visited Cura çao from 17th -20th October. The Secretary General met with representatives from the Government of  Cura çao ,UTS, Bureau Telecommunicatie & Post, Cura çao Chamber of Commerce, Cura çao Tourism Board and other ICT stakeholders.  She was accompanied by Lianne Diffenthaller - Assistant Admin- Operations who focused on coordinating the logistics for the 33rd AGM. The annual event will be held January 29th -31st , 2017.

From Left: I. Janga, T. Wankin; W. Jonckheet
J. Need-de Windt;T.Wankin

L. Gomez, A. Sahoeram;
T. Wankin;L.Dieffenthaler
From Left:  G. King;
L.Dieffenthaller;T.Wankin; F.A. Sluis