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GTT wants early telecoms liberalization in Guyana

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Monday, August 27, 2018

By Guyana Department of Public Information

Saturday, August 25, 2018

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GEORGETOWN - The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has assured that it is committed to the earliest conclusion of negotiations with the Guyana Government and discussions with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector.

This assurance was communicated to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo by a two-member GTT delegation, during a courtesy call, today at the Official Residence of the Prime Minister, Main Street.

Meeting with the Prime Minister were Justin Nedd, CEO of GTT and Delreo Newman, Director of International Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, both of whom iterated GTT's intention to boost all-round cooperation with the Guyana Government.

Prime Minister was accompanied by Mrs Deeann Ali, Personal Assistant with responsibility for information technology. GTT briefed Prime Minister Nagamootoo on its investment profile and willingness to reach out to more interior and hinterland communities to provide reliable telephone and mobile data services.

During the hour-long discussion Prime Minister Nagamootoo thanked the Executives for partnering in the Regional Radio Project in Bartica and Orealla which utilize GTT towers to access signals. The CEO assured support for the other projects at Mabaruma, Lethem, Aishalton and Mahdia.

Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over commitment by GTT to an open and competitive telecommunication sector, and assured the company of the Government's favorable view of it being national cooperate player.