By Abena RockcliffeUnited States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, has said that the Government of Guyana willUnited States Ambassador, Perry Hollowaydo well to move swiftly towards liberalizing the telecommunications sector. Such liberalization, he feels, is crucial to the country’s development.Holloway said this during an interview with Kaieteur News at the United States Embassy,Cheap NFL Jerseys co
, Duke Street Kingston.Ambassador Holloway said that he in no way, wants to come across as if he is infringing on Guyana’s right to decide what is best for the country.“I am not getting involved in what is a country’s sovereign right to do. Guyana has the right to decide what is important. But there are areas that we believe are important to the future development of Guyana; for instance telecommunication liberalization.”Holloway said that while Guyana is a country with great potential, there are factors that can deter investors from coming here.? Listing some of those factors,Cheap NFL Jerseys China
, Holloway pointed out that Guyana has a small market, has the highest kilowatt hour electricity cost in the Caribbean, slow internet “and the telecommunications are not very advanced.”“Guyanese don’t have 3G on their phones.? If you were to talk to both Digicel and GT&T, while they are not always the best of friends,Cheap NFL Jerseys Store
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, TV and innovative business solutions.The company is readying to land its own fibre-optic cable to bring internet and other data services, similar to what GTT has.