Caribbean


ITU finalises coordination for Caribbean and Central American digital switchover 

The ITU has finalised the coordination process that will enable digital switchover to go ahead in Central America and the Caribbean region.   The global telecom body worked with regional regulators the Comisión Técnica Regional de Telecomunicaciones (COMTELCA), the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) to finalise the cycle of regional frequency coordination meetings on the use of the […]

Liberty Global in talks to take over CWC

Liberty Global has confirmed it is in talks to acquire Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) in a deal that reportedly could be value at around US$5.5 billion (€4.9 billion). CWC provides quad-play services in the Caribbean and Panama, which could be combined with Liberty Global’s recently spun-off operations in Chile and Puerto Rico. In addition […]

Liberty Global to distribute Lat Am tracking shares on July 1

Liberty Global is to implement the distribution of its LiLAC tracking stock on July 1, marking a key milestone in its plan to spin off its Latin American and Caribbean assets.  At the close of trading on July 1, the operator will distribute one share of the corresponding class of LiLAC Group ordinary shares for […]

Canal+ Overseas expands Intelsat agreement

Pay-TV operator Canal+ Overseas has expanded its capacity deal with Intelsat, allowing it to extend its high definition DTH programming in the Caribbean. Under the deal, Canal+ Overseas, which targets customers in international French-speaking territories, will continue to use multiple transponders on the Intelsat 903 satellite at Intelsat’s 325.5°E video neighbourhood, and from 2017 will […]