Draft paper from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission
From the document:
Telecommunications regulation in the Caribbean is at a crossroads. The advent of larger, more dominant players with converged services, alongside evolving priorities of regulators and governments, forces a reassessment of market boundaries. Defining market boundaries becomes even more complex when converged services, for example, are used as barriers to entry.
The changing environment, will not only require regulatory reform, but also increased regional economic analysis to inform decision making and better understand the implications and impact of changes in the sector. The adoption of a coordinated regional approach, combined with appropriate national regulatory mechanisms will be key to regional capacity to effective respond to the new landscape. In the process, policy-makers and regulators must balance the requirement to implement checks and balances to control improper behavior, with the need to create incentives and opportunities to stimulate market growth.