Minister for Information, Telecommunications and Constituency Empowerment Hon. Ambrose George has reiterated the importance of the Annual Report of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL).
Hon. George explained that the details of the report provide an ideal review of the regional telecommunications sector.
“The report is aimed at informing the policy makers of other interested parties on the status and performance of the sector for the reporting period. The electronic communication sector covers telecommunications and broadcast services.”
He also stated that the annual electronic telecommunications sector review is published by ECTEL and tracks the performance of the electronic communications sector.
Experts use a number of economic and statistical indicators including sector revenue, investment and service penetration.
The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority was established by the Governments of five Eastern Caribbean states, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The aim was to promote market liberalization and competition in telecommunications of the contracting states.
National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (NTRCs) are established in each state to complement the work of ECTEL"