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A new kid on the telecoms block

A new kid on the telecoms block

A new contender has officially entered the local telecommunications market. Ozone Wireless, officially introduced its flagship store in Manor Lodge, St Michael, on Friday night with much fanfare. The new telecoms operator, which promises “low and affordable rates for consumers”, will be competing with the longstanding providers FLOW and Digicel. Senator Darcy Boyce, who has […]

Tasker to take charge of Digicel’s local operations

Tasker to take charge of Digicel’s local operations

Former Commercial Director Alex Tasker is due to make his return to Digicel (Barbados) Limited as Chief Executive Officer, as Conor Looney, the current CEO, is promoted to the post of Hub Chief Executive Officer for the Irish telecommunications company’s Caribbean and Central American operations. Barbados TODAY confirmed Friday afternoon that Tasker, who left the […]

Ozone adds new layer to mobile services here

Ozone adds new layer to mobile services here

A year after it was due to begin operating here, telecommunications firm Ozone is set to “disrupt” the local mobile phone sector from next month. The company, which had been issued with a licence three years ago, and is owned by businessman Pierre McMaster, will seek to penetrate the wireless market currently dominated by telecommunication […]

Barbadians must boycott Flow, says Gibbs-Taitt

Barbadians must boycott Flow, says Gibbs-Taitt

Telecommunications consumers are being urged to boycott Flow after the provider announced that rates would rise from the beginning of next month. Consumer rights advocate Malcolm Gibbs-Taitt has seen the planned increase as the action of a callous corporation which believes it can get away with fleecing Barbadians. “I think people should protest against the […]

Flow customers to pay more for services

Flow customers to pay more for services

Flow mobile postpaid customers will be paying more for services come July 1. “Flow wishes to advise that effective July 1, 2017, there will be a five per cent to the rates of some of our postpaid mobile plans,” the telecommunications company announced Thursday. “These changes are as a result of our continued investment in […]

Call drop

Call drop

Business is not exactly flowing in the right direction for one local telecommunications company these days. In its just released preliminary financial results for the first quarter of this year, Liberty Global, the parent company for Flow (Barbados) Limited, reported that its overall list of subscribers –– which impact on its ability to make money –– […]

Flow goes 4G LTE

Flow goes 4G LTE

Telecommunications company Flow has announced plans to invest $80 million in Barbados this year, the second part of the company’s planned $150 million investment on which it embarked last year in an effort to upgrade and expand its telecoms infrastructure here. This announcement came as the company officially switched on its Long Term Evolution (LTE) […]

Not right

Not right

Communications and entertainment provider Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) is hinting that unless certain “patently unfair” regulations are lifted, it would be forced to give second thoughts to its level of investments here. CWC is contending that outdated laws governing fixed voice – or landline – business place it at a competitive disadvantage. And while […]

Phone rage

Phone rage

Telecommunications companies operating here are being accused of playing games with consumers in the wake of this week’s announcement by Digicel that it was raising its rates beginning in the New Year. The consumer rights agency Barbados Consumer Research Organisation (BarCRO) is incensed at the companies’ treatment of customers, stopping just short of accusing both […]

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