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Blink, TTCSI link up …to improve communication sector in T&T

Sean Nero

Indigenous communication’s provider Blink Broadband is seeking out every opportunity to improve the information and communications technology sector in T&T, says its division head Yohann Sambrano. He was speaking at a signing ceremony to mark a partnership between Blink Broadband and the T&T Coalition of Service Industries (TTCSI) at the Telecommunication Services of T&T (TSTT) Hospitality Suite, at the Queen’s Park Oval, St Clair on Tuesday.

The TTCSI and the National Carnival Development Foundation (NCDF) has established a Carnival hub that will act as a tool to provide substantial support and services to improve entrepreneurship in the production of this country’s mas for export, while ensuring efficiency levels through online functionalities.

With Blink Broadband on board, some NCDF members would be able to access an estimated $500,000 worth of internet access free of charge, while another classification of users would get a 50 per cent discount for the duration of the project.

“We really wanted to be a contributor to the institutional strengthening of the Carnival industry but there is something to us that is more critical in it, it’s about sustainable development and we see that in this project. We are about connectivity, not just about the technology, but in terms of a human perspective and in this case a cultural perspective,” he said.

Sambrano added: “Recently TSTT launched its B-Zones, which is a Wi- Fi broadband area beyond a Wi-Fi hotspot. We are looking at 25 to 30 locations, (the) first being the Chaguaramas Development Authority Boardwalk, which was launched about a week ago, which is looking at eco-tourism, sporting tourism. We are really looking at developing T&T.

“We are committed to your technology needs. We are committed to this particular project and we really look forward to the development of the online Carnival hub. It’s something exciting. It’s where we can take this project from being a local entity to be something global.

“We at Blink Broadband are proud contributors to this, proud facilitators of this project and we look forward to the beneficial rewards, growing from strength to strength for our country, our company, our culture.”

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