Castries, Saint Lucia. June 19, 2016- The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority, ECTEL, and the NTRCs from the five Member States are meeting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this week.
The ECTEL/NTRC Consultative Forum will consider a number of regulatory matters currently on the plate of the regulators. These include the issues of roaming, number portability, the Universal Service Fund and new regulations led by by Electronic Communication (EC) Bill.
The meeting which will bring together ECTEL’s Technical Staff and the NTRCs will also discuss budget, work plan and joint training activities. The forum will also discuss issues and challenges regarding operational matters and conduct a strategic review of ECTEL and the NTRCs.
Managing Director of ECTEL Embert Charles, says this activity will give the NTRCs an opportunity to review what has been done so far and provide their input, based on instructions from the Council and Board.
The Forum will take place from June 22 to 24 at the NIS building in Kingstown.