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2nd Consultation workshop on Telecom

12-15 April 2010, Paramaribo, Suriname
Universal access/service, Interconnection, Licensing
The Workshop
The Second Consultation Workshop for Working Groups 2 & 3 (Telecommunications Acts Review) of the HIPCAR Project – “Enhancing Competitiveness in the Caribbean Through the Harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures" – was held in Paramaribo, The Republic of Suriname on 12-15 April 2010.
The aim of the HIPCAR Project was to support Caribbean countries in improving their competitiveness by harmonizing approaches to ICT development. It brought together Caribbean governments, regulators, service providers, civil society, private sector, and regional and international organizations involved in ICT. HIPCAR’s Working Groups 2 & 3 on Telecommunications Acts Review dealt specifically with the following work areas:
•Universal Access/Service
The objectives of the Workshop were to:
1. Review, discuss, reach a consensus on and conclude the draft Model Legislation including Regulation relating to Telecommunications Acts Review prepared by a HIPCAR team of regional and international experts.
2. Allow participants at the workshop to better understand the issues and options relating to the development of ICT/Telecommunications Legislation in the region, and to share this understanding with colleagues in their home countries.