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Saint Kitts: E-Commerce


Cable and Wireless, the dominant service provider in Saint Kitts and Nevis, offers a wide range of hosting and ISPsolutions.

In December, 2005, Caribbean mobile telecoms operator Digicel launched a range of services in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

In April 2008, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and 21st Century Telecoms announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of the telecommunications company's headquarters on the island. The MoU was signed on April 4th by Nevis Premier, Joseph Parry and Alec Saini, founder and CEO of 21st Century Telecoms.

Saini explained that 21st Century Telecoms will establish the company as the third major telecoms provider in the Caribbean.

"Our telecommunications company is operational right now. It uses different technology than that of Cable and Wireless and Digicel. We use CDMA [Code Division Multiple Access, (a digital cellular technology)] which is (the) main technology in the United States," he commented at the time.

He continued:

"It would benefit US visitors coming to this beautiful island so they will be able to make a call, receive a call using their CDMA handset from Verizon, Sprint, Alltel and all the other major technology operators.

"We'll also put a wireless internet (service) on the island which would benefit the local population. You don't have to go to Cable and Wireless and pay 200 dollars for wireless internet as well as for voice over internet. So we are very excited to be here and we are very grateful to the Premier of Nevis for inviting us and helping us to get it off the ground."

According to Saini, the objective is to create a Pan-Caribbean wide mobile telecommunications and internet communications company in the Caribbean which would be beneficial to the people.



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