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CARIBBEAN TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending August 9th, 2013

09 Aug

 

ENTERASYS, UCT MAKE APPEALING PARTNERS IN CARIBBEAN—08/03/13
Industry observers believe that the partnership of Enterasys Networks and Unified Communications Technologies (UCT) will be beneficial for the Caribbean region. The two firms will join to provide new and secure networking solutions. UCT will leverage the management and security products of Enterasys, according to an Enterasys spokesperson. The partnership will allow administrators to create fully automated data centers.

BRIGHTPATH TECH CAMP IN TRINIDAD SUCCESSFUL—08/04/13
A summer camp sponsored by BrightPath Foundation in Trinidad celebrated technology innovators of the future from the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. The non-profit organization held its first IT Tech Camp in July 2013. The three-week event combined technology with creative activities and offered future entrepreneurs a beneficial learning experience.

CROWD-FUNDING SITE BENEFITS TECHNOLOGY START-UPS—08/07/13
Jamaica’s technology sector is likely to reap the benefits of a new crowd-funding website designed to aid start-up firms in the country’s emerging high-tech industry. This is the first crowd-funding platform operating in the English-speaking Caribbean. It was introduced by JN Small Business Loans and JN Foundation. Local technology entrepreneurs and researchers believe the new site offers huge potential for projects seeking funding.

ROAMING CHARGES TO END OCTOBER 1, 2013 IN CARICOM, SAYS DIGICEL—08/08/13
Digicel has announced that its customers in the CARICOM nations will not be billed for roaming charges, but will pay the same rate for local and non-local calls as of October 1, 2013. According to Phillip Paulwell, Jamaica’s Minister of Technology and president of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, says the agreement will abolish roaming rates for all users of the Digicel networks within CARICOM nations.

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