March 23rd , 2017
Vol 7

UTS and BTC win Free CANTO Advertising

CANTO continuously seeks to reward its members through customized services and refreshing benefits thereby continuously adding value to members.  On March 21st,  the Service Development team raffled complimentary advertising packages to two lucky members in support of this objective.
Congratulations to United Telecommunications Services (UTS) of Curacao and the
Bahamas Telecommunication Company. The companies won a full page Ad. in the Annual Directory and a   fixed Ad. on the CANTO website respectively.

Ask us how you can win free advertising during the CANTO 2017 conference & trade exhibition


The Caribbean Premier Telecommunications Event for Industry Professionals. Operators, Suppliers & Regional Governments
Where:  Punta Cana , Dominican Republic 
Dates: 16th - 19th July, 2017
Hotel: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Over 30 Caribbean  and Regional Operators
  • Over 12 Caribbean ICT Ministers
  • Over 700 attendees
  • Over 20  Regulators
  • 11th HR Forum
  • 4th Sales Marketing & Customer Care Forum
  • Caribbean Women in ICT Forum (CWIC)
  • 3rd Annual C.O.D.E. Hackathon



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CANTO Launches 11th WTISD Video Competition

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) spearheaded by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will be observed on Tuesday, May 17th 2017. According to the ITU: "The theme for WTISD 2017 is in line with ITU's work highlighting the technological developments that have facilitated the emergence of Big Data, developing standards related to Big Data and identifying sources and uses of Big Data, including use of Big Data technologies for developing and monitoring improvements in information societies".

J.Rodrigues and T.Balthazar at MWC in Spain
CANTO at Mobile World Congress   
Mobile World Congress is the world's largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, 27 February - 2 March 2017.  The Service Development  and Finance & Administration Manager attended the event  The team was supported by Bahamas Telecommunication Company, Ericsson, Oberthur and GSMA.

Cross section of delegates at BCRM workshop
CANTO Holds BCRM and Masterclass Certification in Jamaica

This seminar reviews the best principles and practices for developing and implementing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) as outlined in ISO 22301, and the best practices for reviewing and maintaining an effective Business Continuity Plan.

The seminar provides an overview of 21st Century Business Continuity 
Management with  special focus on ISO 22301, the new International Standard for BCM. This course includes the Business Continuity and Resiliency Manager (BCRM) Exam.

ISO 22301 provides an international best practice framework for identifying        
potential threats, evaluating their impact and developing capability to minimize the
effect of critical incidents within a business organization.
You will review the key concepts of business continuity, understand the benefits of a business continuity management system and become familiar with the requirements of ISO 22301.

The event is from 20th -24th March , 2017 at the  Courtyard Marriott in Kingston,Jamaica.

CIT and Microsoft Trinidad & Tobago White Space Presentation

CANTO Secretary General Teresa Wankin and Business Development Officer Tricia Marcellin  attended  a
live TV white space presentation network broadband system by Caribbean Intel Technologies (CIT) who partnered with Microsoft Trinidad and Tobago (MSTT). 
For this demonstration CIT installed one  Client Premise Equipment (CPE)  at MSTT Mucurapo Road, St. James office which was wirelessly networked to CIT's TV White Space Base Station (BS) located at Park Street, Port of Spain approximately 2 miles away. For testing purposes CIT utilized a feed of 20 Mbps download and 15 Mbps upload broadband service provided by Massy Communications.  The live demo was successful.
Secretary General's Address on International Women's Day

"International Women's Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities" United Nations
The United Nations calls for us to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning and goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Read More 

Request for Articles & Ads
2nd Quarter Conference Edition Cancion

You are invited to contribute an article for publication in our 2nd Quarter Cancion Magazine 2017.
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 31st March, 2017.

2operate with Telem at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona
2operate Signs Contract with Sint Maarten-based TelEm Group for 2solve Deployment
Barcelona, Spain - March 01, 2017 - 2operate announced today at Mobile World Congress that it has signed a contract with TelEm Group in /Sint Maarten for the deployment of its award-winning 2solve solution for mobile network assurance. The contract is 2operate's first in the Americas.
2operate has been selected by TelEm Group to provide an Operations Support System (OSS) solution based on its award-winning 2solve platform. 2solve helps mobile operators to establish efficient work processes in both network operations and customer care. Read More