New Broadband Service wants all telecoms providers to collaborate

“As telecommunications providers, companies like Columbus Barbados need to acknowledge and understand the importance of working alongside its competitors to fully realize the transformative impact that broadband and ICTs can have on the region.”

This according to Mr. Niall Sheehy, Managing Director of Columbus, commenting as telecoms giants around the world celebrate "World Telecommunications Day" which is observed on May 17th annually. In light of this year's theme, 'Broadband for Sustainable Development', Mr. Sheehy also outlined the need to expand and improve the underlying networks that make this technological revolution possible, equipping the region with the foundation necessary to foster development.

This according to Mr. Niall Sheehy, Managing Director of Columbus, commenting as telecoms giants around the world celebrate “World Telecommunications Day” which is observed on May 17th annually. In light of this year’s theme, ‘Broadband for Sustainable Development‘, Mr. Sheehy also outlined the need to expand and improve the underlying networks that make this technological revolution possible, equipping the region with the foundation necessary to foster development.

He explained, “It is critical that all stakeholders, from service providers to the private and public sectors, including Government, work together to create an environment in which technology can be valued and utilised. Working together we can raise technological awareness and collectively the industry can produce and direct its own digital content and technologies as well as support the growth of the region’s culture and economy.”

In celebration of World Telecommunications Day in Barbados, Columbus joined other local telecommunication providers at an exhibition which was hosted by the Telecommunications Unit, Division of Energy and Telecommunications. At the exhibit, which took place on Friday, May 16, in Hero's Square, Bridgetown, telecoms providers showcased interactive telecommunications and entertainment services, while persons visiting the booths were treated to a host of specials and giveaways.

In celebration of World Telecommunications Day in Barbados, Columbus joined other local telecommunication providers at an exhibition which was hosted by the Telecommunications Unit, Division of Energy and Telecommunications. At the exhibit, which took place on Friday, May 16, in Hero’s Square, Bridgetown, telecoms providers showcased interactive telecommunications and entertainment services, while persons visiting the booths were treated to a host of specials and giveaways.

Mr. Sheehy continued, “Columbus commits to supporting these [collaborative] initiatives through programmes like TechLink, a community technology training initiative led by the BrightPath Foundation. This seeks to widen the skillset by exposing innovators and entrepreneurs to internet-based tools, media and apps that could improve their productivity and business efficiency.”

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