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Alee Fa’amoe, the deputy CEO and executive director ICT at OfReg, has left his position at the utility regulator as of 25 Aug.
Utility regulator OfReg lacks the legal expertise to address the controversies and challenges around infrastructure sharing in the telecommunications industry, the Public Accounts Committee heard last week.
Cayman 27, which ceased operations on Friday, is not the only licensee threatened to have their licence suspended for failing to pay outstanding fees to the regulator OfReg.
Cayman 27, which ceases operations today, is not the only licensee threatened to have its license revoked for failing to pay license fees to the regulator OfReg.
After being on television screens for 27 years, Cayman’s only local TV news station will close down Friday, 30 Aug., with the loss of 13 jobs.
Some of Cayman’s communications providers did not provide information sought by the Utility Competition and Regulation Office for an investigation last year, according to the regulator’s acting CEO, Alee Fa’amoe.
The Utility Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg, has issued a notice stating that “some” of the territory’s licensed information and communications technology companies are not meeting their financial reporting requirements.
After facing a nearly $1.5 million operating deficit in 2017, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office, known as OfReg, is pushing for a number of fee increases across the sectors it regulates.
The Utility Regulation and Competition Office has signed a memorandum of understanding with U.K. researcher SamKnows to study local internet speeds, OfReg telecommunications regulator Alee Fa’amoe told the Public Accounts Committee Wednesday.
Cayman’s recently formed utilities and commodities regulator, OfReg, has asked for a $1 million cash injection from government to make up a funding shortfall that the agency says was not addressed when the British Overseas Territory combined its various regulatory agencies last year.
Why should OfReg involve itself in any business’ decision to provide WiFi to its customers – whether it charges for the amenity or not?
Cayman’s telecommunications regulator is reviewing licensing for businesses that operate WiFi “hot spots” to determine which businesses, if any, should have to pay government fees.
New rules issued by Cayman’s telecoms regulator mean that licensed companies will have to report outages or could face fines. Cayman’s phone providers, most notably Cable & Wireless, known as Flow, have recently had a number of high-profile outages.
Utility chiefs have reacted cautiously to Monday’s publication of a draft law creating a unified commission to oversee water, electricity, telephone and fuel providers, while dissolving separate regulatory bodies previously responsible for each industry.
IT overseer Information and Communications Technology Authority said Wednesday it was “fed up” with local telecommunications company FLOW after the group did not notify the regulator of Tuesday’s 10-hour islandwide service outage.
Cayman’s electricity and telecoms regulators are preparing for the “imminent” merger of the independent bodies into one Public Utilities Commission.