ECTEL Issues Statement on Over-the-Top (OTT) Services
The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) has issued an appeal to all Services Providers operating within its Member States, to immediately refrain from the practice of blocking OTT services, websites and or throttling speeds, and commit to the principle of an open Internet. ECTEL says its appeal is based on media reports received, which indicate that some telecommunications providers have blocked over-the-top (OTT) services, such as, but not limited to, WhatsApp voice service, over their telecommunications network in some ECTEL Member States.
Broadcasters Must Embrace Convergence Says ECTEL
St. George’s, Grenada-August 18th, 2015: The Managing Director of ECTEL Mr. Embert Charles, says that the growth of the broadcasting sector in the Caribbean will depend in part on the introduction of regulatory measures, which are integrated, independent, and safeguard against anti-competitive integration.