ICTA awards licence to DataLink for fibre rollout

2 Apr 2012

Canada NewsWire reports that Cayman Islands-based DataLink, a wholly owned subsidiary of local utility firm Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), has been issued a licence by the Information and Communication Technology Authority (ICTA) to provide fibre-optic network services in Grand Cayman. Under the award, CUC and DataLink ‘have entered into management and maintenance, pole attachment and fibre-optic agreements as approved by the Cayman Islands Electricity Regulatory Authority. The ICTA licence will now allow DataLink to assume full responsibility for the existing Pole Attachment Agreements and Optical Fiber Lease Agreement currently held by CUC with third party information and communications technology (ICT) service providers. Commenting on the ICTA’s decision, Richard Hew, president and CEO of CUC, said: ‘I am pleased that the licence has been granted as it will allow DataLink to provide access to fibre-optic and other facilities on commercial terms to companies on the island, particularly those in the ICT sector. CUC has owned a fibre-optic network since 2000 and, through DataLink, can now provide an additional service which will benefit both electricity and ICT consumers in Grand Cayman.’