Find Telecommunication expertise in Jamaica

The telecoms and internet sector in Jamaica is growing as the country focuses on how to progress towards the level of developed country and turns its attention more and more to the role of technology in business.

Digicel, Cable & Wireless-owned LIME (Landline, Internet, Mobile, Entertainment) and Claro are the leading mobile-phone companies. LIME is also the primary fixed-network operator.

Jamaica’s Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) functions as a regulator in the sector, while the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) also plays a regulatory role. Jamaica is a signatory to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Basic Telecommunications Services Agreement and plans to implement an open telecommunications market.

There have been calls in 2012 for the Jamaican government to lower general consumption tax (GCT) and import taxes on computers so that more Jamaicans can have access to the internet. The Jamaican government has shown that it sees ICT as a key area for economic and social development through the Vision 2030 National Development Plan. It is hoped that the measures set out in the plan will help Jamaica transition to the status of a developed country through e-inclusion, e-business and industry structure and education and training amongst other things.

Computing courses are available at both the University of Technology and the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies and the popularity and availability of less formal, shorter courses is growing.

Telecoms and Internet Service Providers organisations in Jamaica
Anbell Telecommunications Ltd
Bordercom International Ltd
Cable & Wireless Jamaica (LIME)
Chrysalis Communications
Colis Internet Services
Cybervale Ltd
Digicel Group
Imex Technologies
Infochannel Ltd
Island Networks Ltd
J2 Ltd
Jamaica's Spectrum Management Authority (SMA)
Kasnet Online Communications Ltd
Ministry of Energy, Mining & Telecommunications
Multimedia Jamaica Ltd
Oceanic Digital Jamaica Ltd
Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR)
World Telenet International Ltd