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Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Telecommunications and ICT Development Project (English)

The Telecommunications and ICT Development Project aims at improving the access, quality, and use of telecommunications and ICT services to achieve socio-economic development in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The project has the following four components: Component 1) will strengthen the national and regional regulatory frameworks and promote additional competition in the telecommunications sector. Emphasis will be given to capacity building of Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) and the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (NTRCs) by providing them with assistances to revise the regional and national sector legislation, and develop a modem interconnection regime. Component 2) will review current universal access policy, create related guidelines, and provide financial support to establish a Universal Service Fund (USF). Component 3) will improve growth and competitiveness in ICT-enabled services through utilization of broadband infrastructure. Component 4) will ensure management and administration of the overall project. The project will finance related technical assistance by providing complementary resources.

Details

  • Document Date

    2005/04/18

  • Document Type

    Project Appraisal Document

  • Report Number

    31395

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    OECS Countries,

  • Region

    Latin America & Caribbean,

  • Disclosure Date

    2005/05/16

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Telecommunications and ICT Development Project

  • Keywords

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Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Telecommunications and ICT Development Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/955501468288344853/Dominica-Grenada-St-Kitts-and-Nevis-St-Lucia-and-St-Vincent-and-the-Grenadines-Telecommunications-and-ICT-Development-Project