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CITEL Signs Cooperation Agreement with Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)

  May 25, 2011

The Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States has signed a cooperation agreement with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) to provide greater cooperation, exchange of information, and reciprocal representation between the two entities, among other things.

The document, signed May 19, 2011 by CITEL Executive Secretary, Clovis Baptista, and the Secretary General of the CTU, Bernadette Lewis, will also create greater potential for improving the telecommunications industry in the region.

Secretary Baptista, said, "It is an honor to partner with the regional Telecom agency of the Caribbean, CITEL looks forward to working together with the CTU on the implementation of the various initiatives under this Agreement.”

CITEL’s contributions to the region's economic and social development is the objective of all elements of its work, whether it is coordinating the rules needed to facilitate infrastructure deployment and telecommunication service delivery; harmonization of the radio frequency spectrum to reduce the cost of providing wireless services; information and communication technology (ICT) training; or helping countries devise telecommunication development strategies.

Reference: E-692/11