The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (‘the Authority’) was established in July 2004 by the enactment of the Telecommunications Act 2001 Amended by 17 of 2004 as the independent regulatory body responsible for the transformation of the telecommunications sector from a virtual monopoly to a competitive environment. The Authority is responsible not only for the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector, but also for regulating both telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, managing spectrum and number resources, establishing equipment and service quality standards, setting guidelines to prevent anti-competitive practices and encouraging investment in order to facilitate the availability of affordable telecommunications and broadcasting services to all. The Authority is run by a Board of Directors consisting of a Chairman, a Deputy Chairman and nine other members as appointed by the President. The Board oversees the activities of the Authority and appoints an Executive Director who manages the affairs of the Authority subject to the directions of the Board.
Cris Seecheran currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. He has been with the Telecommunications Authority since its establishment in July 2004. Cris Seecheran possesses a wealth of experience in the telecommunications, broadcasting and information technology arenas. He has held several senior executive positions in both public and private sector organizations operating in these sectors in Trinidad and Tobago. Cris Seecheran has been a regular participant at several domestic and regional fora on telecommunications and has also represented Trinidad and Tobago at numerous regional and international telecommunications meetings/conferences. He currently holds the position of 2nd Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the CTO.