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Caribbean - Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Project (English)

The objective of the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program for Latin America and the Caribbean is to increase access to regional broadband networks and advance the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) enabled services industry in the Caribbean Region. The project has four components. (1) Regional connectivity infrastructure component will address the: (i) physical connectivity infrastructure including submarine cable infrastructure, terrestrial broadband backbone fiber networks and terrestrial or submarine cross-border links, leveraging government networks as needed, and national and regional Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), and (ii) enabling environment that would ensure Public Private Partnership in the ownership, management and competitive access to the infrastructure. (2) ICT-led innovation component will support activities that will leverage the regional broadband infrastructure to foster growth of the regional IT/IT Enabled Services (ITES) industry. (3) Implementation support component will support implementation, institutional and capacity building as well as monitoring and evaluation. (4) A fourth component is included in the overall program design. This component will be aimed at improving government and private sector efficiency and transparency by leveraging the regional broadband infrastructure towards the delivery of a wide variety of e-services.


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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Caribbean - Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Project

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    regional centers of excellence;information and communication technology;Spanish Fund for Latin America;protection of intellectual property right;gender gap in access;small and medium enterprise;Risks and Mitigation Measures;quality of public expenditures;Fiscal and Debt Sustainability;legal and regulatory framework;quality of public service;Institutional Development and Capacity;economies of scale;per capita income;access to ict;regional economic integration;competition in mobile;terms of education;culture of innovation;safety of dam;Promoting Private Sector;telecommunications and ict;access to information;decline in productivity;cost of quality;service and infrastructure;access to broadband;access to communication;global financial crisis;institutional capacity building;finance and economic;Regional Economic Development;Sustainable Economic Development;access to infrastructure;skill development program;regional public goods;telecommunications sector reform;secure electronic transaction;law and regulation;society in general;main urban center;transfer of knowledge;cost of access;poverty reduction plan;physical cultural resources;subsequent phase;broadband infrastructure;submarine cable;enabling environment;



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Caribbean - Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.