Dean calls on gov’t to set timetable for end to telecoms monopoly

While Digicel (Guyana) is pleased with the current draft telecoms bill, it is frustrated by the apparent slothfulness of authorities and their failure to set a deadline to free up the sector to competition.

“We have received assurances that there will be liberalisation but for us the key thing is to have a timetable. Because we think without a timetable we are pretty much at square one, where we are talking but we don’t have an end date in mind. …Seems as if you are discussing the same issues over and over again,” said Chief Executive Officer of the company Gregory Dean who has called repeatedly for the ending of the telecoms monopoly held by GT&T. He was speaking at the company’s end-of-year press conference yesterday.

Dean’s statement at this year’s press conference almost mirrors last year’s where he had also expressed his disappointment with the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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