The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has issued a statement on the issue of a third mobile operator in Trinidad and Tobago, in response to an editorial by the Trinidad Guardian newspaper on
recent remarks by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago on this issue.
The Honorable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago said in her speech
at the Public Sector Leaders Forum, Latin America and the Caribbean in Washington DC on April 6 2011:
"…..Government is currently exploring the possibility of going beyond this and increasing the level of competition in these fields, particularly the introduction of a third mobile operator to the market. We believe that a truly competitive telecommunications environment will stimulate innovation while benefiting the consumer as service providers will have to maintain their competitive edge, constantly improving on their services….."
"….does the local mobile telephony market need the increased level of competition that will come with the arrival of a third mobile operator?" and giving an opinion that Government should not look to introduce a third mobile operator in Trinidad and Tobago.
The TATT's statement
in response to the Trinidad Guardian's editorial, clarifies the likely impact of introducing a third mobile operator in Trinidad and Tobago.