A REGIONAL NETWORK
ON THE HORIZON
We`re building the region’s fastest mobile-data network
A regional Call for a New Corporate Culture of Caribbean-Centric Owned Media and Telecom Service Providers
In a bold initiative a new communications venture; Full Spectrum Communications is established to bring improvement to our underperforming communications sector.
The proposed joint-development and marketing agreement/LMA between selected regional stakeholders stands ready to launch the regionss’ first private sector “Baby Bell” pending URCA’s Approval.
The new venture will firstly provide a nationwide next-generation network enabiling reliable telephone service, nationwide WiFi idedicated internet access, cableTV, a new top-level domain (.bahamas) and its flafship telecom product the “TELIC” for end-users and the AreoFi for the carrier market segment. The TELIC is a competitively priced smartphone which provides an un-meted regionwide calling plan and/or an unlimited International calling plan to the USA and Canada. Each plan includes unlimited text, voice and data services . Our products and services are being launch at a time when it would be considered a mission-critical technology venture raising awareness of the current state of our communications sector.
ECBIZNET: A BROAD PROSPECTIVE ON THE STATE OF THE BAHAMAS COMMUNICATIONS SECTOR: In the fast moving technological world of globally interconnected converging next-generation networks; the new market challenges are: eco-friendly interoperability, keeping pace with the competitive landscape: -and doing a balancing act between the complexities and the growth demand for tech-savvy mobile apps, cost effective suply chain management for trendy 4G and LTE divices, measuring up to …and in some cases down-sizing to comply with low regulated standards, dealing with casualties of the brand war, improvingg preparedness for forward-thinking mobility and cloud computing, web-based back-office technologies and the extremity of rural market underdevelopment vs. the overly vibrant profits-centers of the major market players. The churn rate of other licence operators (OLO) customer acquisitions is satisfactory and should be encouraged by rewarding them with mandatory shared access to the PSTN (the Public Switched Telephone Network) to meet their growing demand. -or their expected growth. Shared access to the PSTN would accelerate the delivery of ubiqudious communications services which todate still remains an unresolved governmental, communications industry’s and a consumer on-going concern. Amidst regulatory authorities and service provider the static argument is; -and has always been the same. On the right there is a cry for more regulatory control and at the same time to the left; there is a push for innovation and open technology which often bypasses regulatory authority and controls by an inch. From a consumer prospective, neither the regulatory process nor the licience operators have proven price-wise if our communicatios sector is a task well managed.The overwhelming problem today is; there are far too many high-tech Service Providers struggling to bear the complexity, cost and the burden of CAPEX/OPEX. In so doing, many service providers lose precious time, divert valuable resources and deploy costly solutions which don’t live up to theirs …or the public’s expectation. Without adequate localized control of spectrum, metered foreign rogue call termination deals, (currently not subject to calls originating elsewhere and terminating into our national boundaries) regulation in the area dealing with implementing a higher regulatory requirement to meter inbound foreign call termination into the Bahamas will help to illevate the pain associated with unfair compition and at the same time it addresses such issues inter-related to revenue assurance for local market competitors. Limiting the negative socio-economic impact of these influencing foreign major market powers is a high priority. Utilities regulations oftentimes in an imperfect market controlled by a dopolies or major market powers (Foreign and domestic) lack the assured market forwardness or legislative teeth to curtail foreign market powers and their cohorts who employ their “Big-S” systems engineers to deploy technology which enable them to by-pass absolute regulatory authority and control. Such lack of complete regulatory authority and controls have a negitive impact on fair competition resulting in undesired market conditions. To this end, the losers are emerging competitors: -and ultimitely their potential clients, customers and subscribers who suffer economically at the hands of major market powers with surreal monthly billing against the backdrop of acccepted missmanagement, an unaffordable alabaster box of funky price plans and poor service offerings, and the almost forgotten unabridged gap of the acknowledged digital devide -thereby creating an underperforming communications sector -badly in need of a new corporate culture.