The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has published a second updated version of its Discussion Paper on Net Neutrality and OTT Services in Trinidad and Tobago based on comments and recommendations received in the first round of consultation in 2018.
After several calls and meeting on the issue, the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society submitted comments to TATT in 2018.
TATT’s Discussion Paper “examines both sides of the net neutrality debate within the context of
Trinidad and Tobago and proposes guiding principles and recommendations for net neutrality. It
also provides a discussion on the applicability of OTT [Over The Top] regulation under the current legislative framework and proposes recommendations for their authorisation and regulation.”
Furthermore, “the objectives of this Discussion Paper are to:
i. explore the nature of OTT services as they relate to voice, media and messaging.
ii. present the key principles underlying both sides of the net neutrality debate.
iii. examine the policy issues relating to net neutrality and OTT services.
iv. propose guiding principles for net neutrality in Trinidad and Tobago.
v. make recommendations for the regulation of net neutrality and OTTs in Trinidad and
In publishing the updated TATT’s Discussion Paper on Net Neutrality and OTT Services in Trinidad and Tobago dated October 14 2021, TATT also published an 214 page appendix of the comments received by TATT in 2018 and TATT’s decisions.
Comments were submitted to TATT in 2018 by
- Columbus Communications Trinidad Limited (CCTL)
- Digicel (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited
- Facebook, Inc
- The Latin American Internet Association (ALAI)
- Ministry of Public Utilities (MPU)
- Mr. Ron Frank Hill
- Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TSTT)
- Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS)