THE TELECOMS AND INTERNET ENVIRONMENT IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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1 INET TRINIDAD & TOBAGO THE TELECOMS AND INTERNET ENVIRONMENT IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 9 TH OCTOBER, 2014 PRESENTED BY: ANNIE BALDEO

2 Outline Overview of TATT and its functions Creating open telecoms and broadcasting markets Developments in the telecoms landscape Internet environment in Trinidad and Tobago

3 OVERVIEW OF TATT 9-Oct-14 3

4 Background The Telecommunications Act was fully promulgated in TATT became operational on July 1 st 2004 with a mandate to transform the telecommunications sector and regulate broadcasting services.

5 What is TATT s Mandate? to guide the sector s transformation from virtual monopoly, to a competitive environment, to monitor and regulate the sector so transformed and, in particular, to prevent anti-competitive practices.

6 Objects of the Act (Section 3) Creating an Open Telecommunications Market With Conditions for Fair Competition Ensuring the Orderly Development of Telecommunications To safeguard, enrich and strengthen society s social, cultural and economic well being Protecting and Promoting the Public Interest Accessibility Affordability Quality of Service Facilitating Universal Access to Telecommunications Encouraging Investment in Telecommunications Regulating Broadcasting Services

7 Who does TATT regulate? Telecommunications o Domestic Mobile Network and Service Providers o Domestic Fixed Network and Service Providers o International Facilities and Service Providers Broadcasting o Free to Air Radio Stations o Free to Air Television Stations o Subscription Television (Pay TV) Providers

8 Number of Operators Network Category Service Provided Operational Concessionaires International Telecommunications Network only 1 Services only 1 Network and Services 5 Mobile Telecommunications Mobile voice and Internet services 2 Fixed Telecommunications Fixed Telephony 3 Fixed Internet 9 Pay TV (Subscription TV) 11 Free-to-Air Radio Broadcasting 38 Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting 9 TV Broadcasting via Cable 6 Total 85 [1] Concessions are granted to persons or companies to provide telecommunications and/ or broadcasting services. [2] One concession is granted for the provision of both fixed telephony and fixed Internet services and/or networks

9 MARKET DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LANDSCAPE 9-Oct-14 9

10 Contribution to GDP The Telecommunications and Broadcasting sectors generated an estimated TT$5.5 billion (US$0.9 billion) revenues As a percentage of T&T s GDP equates to 3.1 percent.

11 Percentage of Gross Revenues contributed by Markets Oct-14 11

12 Fixed Voice Market Source: TATT Thousands Number of Fixed Line Subscriptions 12

13 Fixed Voice Market 9-Oct-14 13

14 Fixed Voice Revenues TT$0 TT$200 TT$400 TT$600 TT$800 TT$1,000 Source: TATT Subscription Revenues Millions 14

15 Mobile Voice Market Millions Number of Mobile Voice Subscriptions 15

16 Mobile voice subscriptions per 100 inbitants Mobile Voice Market Mobile Penetration Rate 16

17 Mobile Voice Revenues $2,320 $2,242 $2,103 $1,956 $1,973 $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 Millions Total Gross Revenues from Domestic Mobile Services (TT$) 17

18 Thousands Pay TV Market Number of Basic Package Subscriptions 18

19 Pay TV Market Pay TV Penetration per 100 households 19

20 Pay TV Revenues 2013 $ $ $ $ $ Millions Gross Revenues from Pay TV 20

21 INTERNET MARKET IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 21

22 Fixed and Mobile Internet Providers TSTT CCTL Green Dot Three Sixty Communications Illuminat Lisa Communications Open Telecom Air Link Communications bmobile Digicel 22

23 Thousands Fixed Internet Market Number of Fixed Internet Subscriptions 23

24 Fixed Internet Market 24

25 Fixed Internet Market 25

26 Fixed Internet Market 26

27 Mobile Internet Market 27

28 Fixed and Mobile Internet Penetration

29 Fixed and Mobile Internet Revenues 29

30 INTERNATIONAL INDICATORS TO MEASURE INTERNET PROGRESS 30

31 International Comparisons: Broadband Internet Penetration among Caricom Countries

32 ITU Data 2013: Broadband Prices

33 Network Readiness Index World Economic Forum

34 Thank you For more information on the work of the TATT, visit our website:

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