For over a year now my articles on the telecoms market in Jamaica have reflected a position which was congratulatory to Digicel for its mighty rise to the top of the mobile phone market but which also recognised that stipulations in the law gave Digicel, as a monopoly, an unfair advantage in setting termination rates and putting a chokehold on the only other viable player, LIME.

 

Where at least one PNP minister has complained that it is lack of refinement of bills brought to the House by the last JLP administration that has hampered his ministry in passing new legislation since the PNP won in December 2011, Minister Paulwell has forged ahead with what was there before, done his refinements and this week, had a new and improved Telecoms Act sanctioned by Parliament and well on its way to becoming a part of the ICT policy and law.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012







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