• 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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After facing headwinds such as depressed international energy prices, and rising debt and fiscal imbalances, Trinidad and Tobago’s economic recession appears to be turning a corner, with GDP growth projected to climb to 0.3% in 2017 and 3.4% in 2018. As one of the largest and most diversified economies in the English-speaking Caribbean, the country is beginning to benefit from the new administration’s process of fiscal adjustment and economic diversification, spurred on by an ambitious public works pipeline.

Confrontés à un rétrécissement des marges et à une concurrence accrue dans le segment des données mobiles, deux opérateurs de télécommunications ont fusionné l’an dernier, tandis que les acteurs locaux envisagent de faire face au fléchissement de leur chiffre d’affaires à l’aide de stratégies de diversification axées sur les données. 

A national drive is gaining pace in Trinidad and Tobago to prioritise access to data services as an engine for economic growth, part of wider plans to reduce the country’s reliance on hydrocarbons.

 

These have not been easy times for Colombia’s telecoms industry. Accustomed to growth averaging an annual rate of 7% over the past 15 years, the sector registered a 2% decrease in 2015.

 

Can the target of the digital economy accounting for 5% of Colombia’s GDP be met by 2018?

 

The rapid development experienced by the Colombian economy has been matched by the progressive adoption of IT by firms and end users.