This chapter includes the following articles.
The telecoms and broadcasting markets in T&T are both dynamic and profitable. The two major mobile operators – Digicel and TSTT, operating under its Bmobile brand – are benefitting from rapid growth in mobile broadband internet access. A shake-up in the duopoly is expected following a government announcement in 2014 inviting bids for a third mobile licence, as well as offering spectrum in the 700-MHz, 800-MHz and 1900-MHz bands. While industry revenues are likely to continue growing at a moderate rate, the move from a duopoly to one with three main players is expected to exert downward pressure on rates and accelerate the move from voice to VAS, with operators seeking new ways to promote mobile usage. In the ICT sector, reduced government revenues resulting from the fall in oil prices could have an impact on some of the ICT development programmes currently under way. This chapter contains an interview with Cris Seecheran, CEO, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT).