• ICT

    OBG’s coverage of the telecoms sector looks at market structure, regulatory framework, government goals, foreign participation and the roll-out of new technologies. Our ICT analysis reviews hardware and software markets, corporate spending, national bandwidth and government support.
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With Africa’s largest economy and its biggest population, Nigeria is the continent’s heavyweight. The country has been blessed with resource-rich lands, areas of great agricultural fertility and favourable demographics, but it has also had its fair share of challenges.

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has become the world’s first government agency to adopt blockchain technology for all of its transactions, with the development part of the emirate’s plans to strengthen its position as an international leader in financial technology (fintech) and information.

 

In the not too distant future, Trinidad and Tobago’s citizens could have a choice of three 4G LTE mobile phone providers, following a change of tack from the Telecoms Authority of T&T (TATT) brought about by the appointment of a new CEO, John Prince, in December 2016. While the identity of the country’s future third mobile provider, which...

 

The liberalisation of the Trinidad and Tobago telecoms industry, which has been under way since 2004 under the guidance of state regulator the Telecommunications Authority of T&T (TATT), has been one of the major successes of the non-oil economy of the last decade. The country now boasts a number of high-quality fixed-line, internet and...

 

With cash transactions dominating the Trinidad and Tobago retail sector and with an estimated 200,000 credit cards in circulation, the country has lagged behind in the implementation of online payment systems. The popularity of online purchases from foreign websites demonstrates that Trinbagonians are comfortable with buying goods online, but...

 

Successive Trinidad and Tobago governments have recognised the potential of the internet and the ICT sector more broadly to provide efficiency gains to business and public sector processes.