Regional Telecommunications and ICT Development Project

Lead Organisation Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) and the OECS
Type of Project Activity Project which enable ICT4D environment
Project URL OECS: ICT Development Project
Brief Description Goal : Improving access and quality, and reducing costs of telecommunications services, will be essential not only in ICT activities but also in emerging clusters of other services in the region such as niche tourism, offshore education, and offshore financial services. Objective:To improve the access, quality and use of telecommunications services within the OECS to achieve sustainable territorial and regional development. “The project will include (i) further strengthening of the telecommunications sector's policy, regulatory and legal framework by building on the reforms to date; (ii) implementing universal access; and (iii) producing value-added ICT-based services that boost the local economies. The new project builds on the reforms to date, and continues its support of ECTEL in ensuring a transparent, objective, competitive, and investor-friendly licensing and regulatory regime. It will also attempt to promote and stimulate private sector ICT investment for under-served communities and public institutions in accordance with a universal access policy framework.
Contact name Eliud T. Williams, Managing Director ECTEL
Contact email
Contact Phone/Fax Tel: (758) 458-1701/ (758) 458-1698
Regular Postal Address Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority, PO Box 1886, Vide Boutielle , Castries St Lucia.
Affiliated Organisations
Funding Agencies World Bank
Target Beneficiaries ECTEL member countries
Start Date 25-02-2006
End Date 25-02-2006
Project Budget US$8.0M
Current Status Ongoing
Countr(ies) Involved OECS
Description of ICT Components
Millennium Development Goals
Project Document(s)

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