George, Tucker's Town, utilities, water sports, Warwick, weather, wildlife, work permits. Internet availability, wired and cellphone mobile services in Bermuda are governed by the Bermuda Government's regulatory agency the Regulatory Authority of the Department of Telecommunications. For visitors, including those on cruise ships, carrying laptops or cell phones or iPhones or iPads or Android or other tablets, public access is available at a number of WIFI publicly accessible but not free hotspots including Dockyard, Hamilton and St.
George's and in-between. However, cruise terminal is not in central downtown but in a container port area. Canary Islands ports. Free WIFI from the many seating areas at the shopping malls adjacent to or near the cruise ships, with no need to buy anything. Curacao Free WIFI can be accessed from the port outside cabins mid-ship or ashore, best place in the Caribbean for this! No free port WIFI. No place to sit down with a laptop..
Free WIFI in port. Azura has: Wireless printing is 30 p a sheet. WIFI there is often totally free but quite slow at busy times. Azura also said, during that particular voyage: We know many were adamant in refusing to pay them at all and made this clear to other passengers.
It became a leading matter of discussion at mealtimes, especially among the hundreds who brought iPads, iPods, laptops, notebooks and more, expecting to be able to use them. We hope those in cruise ship management will note your comments and ours and that your Bermuda Government's Department of E-Commerce will soon act to require all Bermuda-registered cruise ships to offer free ship-wide WIFI to all paying passengers and their crews.
In complete contrast to Bermuda, Curacao was a fabulous port, for its free WIFI service applicable to all cruise passengers, accessible from Azura's portside balcony cabins and throughout the port for the rest of us. We will now be writing to all the UK's national newspapers and travel companies. Note, their websites will be linked to gladly when they reciprocate the link.
Bermuda Telephone Company Ltd. Complete Home Internet Service, also for businesses. Acquired in by Digital Internet. Bermuda CableVision since July merged into Logic.
Digicel Internet. A local communications company with majority non-Bermudian principals. It began service in November via Transact Ltd. Wholly owned subsidiary of the Canadian Bragg group.
It is investing tens of millions of dollars in building an Island-wide fiber-optic network see Fiber Optic definitions below that will deliver up to megabit internet service to homes.
This, offered in the US and Canada for some time, is almost ten times faster than most internet service available in Bermuda today. The network will be built using a combination of Belco poles and underground work over an 18 to 24 period.
Services would be offered as neighborhoods are completed. LiveNet Bermuda. Initially focusing on home internet and voice service for home phones and cellphones. Formerly Logic Communications Ltd. The original ISP. Largest of the ISPs. For individuals and businesses. Phone Merged with CellOne. The remaining principals are US based. World on Wireless WOW. In Bermuda, all international companies must by law by percent dependent on local companies - such as the Bermuda Telephone Company Limited BTC - for their local telephone and other local telecommunications needs.
Until exceptions were allowed local laws did not permit any foreign corporations - such as AOL, which routinely offers services in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada - to offer Internet service from Bermuda, or to own more than 40 percent of a local business one trading in the local market place.
Overseas based organizations with huge bulk purchasing power elsewhere and no controls like Bermuda has were - and this is still normally the case - not permitted to own local outlets. In the meantime, global or other significant international companies with world headquarters or offices in Bermuda - like insurance and investment companies and telecommunications companies - may operate in worldwide markets but are not allowed to operate freely in the local Bermuda market place.
The Bermuda Government has import duties averaging They are among the highest in the Western Hemisphere. Thus the retail cost in Bermuda of a new 3. The very high Cost of Living, see www.
October Businesses seeking to provide electronic communication services on-island have been invited to submit their application to the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda. Denton Williams, chief executive of the RA, said: October 3. A radio frequency study will feature on the electronic communications side, to determine whether cutting-edge technology, such as a 5G network, would be appropriate for Bermuda.
The independent regulator is funded by the fees its levies on the two industries and receives no funding from the Government. To fund the increased budget, the RA proposes an increase in the Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority fee, to 1. However, the regulator wants to increase levies on bulk electricity generators at varying levels depending on their scale and how the power is generated. Renewable and waste-to-energy suppliers, with 0. The plan adds: In its work plan, the RA says it has 18 employees, led by Denton Williams, its chief executive officer, with three additional positions open.
The RA has submitted its work plan to the Ministry of Finance, seeking approval of its budget for the year.
The regulator is seeking public feedback on the work plan. The consultation period is open until October 31 July TeleBermuda International has announced the launch of an updated logo and refreshed website. The company said the new website, which can be found at telebermuda. TBi is a provider of high-quality voice, internet, and managed IT services, as well as the owner of the wireless internet service provider, Bluewave, the company said. The fresh look for TBi reflects its future direction as the parent company of a diverse group of fibre and wireless communications services providers, the company said.
Nick Faries, chief executive officer of TBi, said: The East End Group is a diversified holding company with business interests spread among different lines of business. Celeritas Ltd is a privately-held telecommunications investment company and a subsidiary of the Mayfair Group. May A company that intends to bring fast internet speeds and competitive pricing options to Bermuda customers, is waiting to get its hands on an application form to proceed.
Horizon Communications has secured initial investment funding, said to total millions of dollars, and that has allowed it to pivot away from its previous plan of an initial coin offering to raise capital.
When licensed, it intends to provide an island-wide fixed wireless internet service, renting space on established telecommunication towers and masts for its transmission and receiving equipment. It anticipates employing 30 staff, mostly Bermudians, in the next three years.
Gilbert Darrell, chief executive officer, who founded Horizon Communications two years ago, said the goal is to be competitive in speed and pricing in the home market and the business service market. Speaking to The Royal Gazette, he said: Our number one goal is to have a truly wireless solution that removes a lot of the issues you have with current wire line provisions, be competitive and be that third pillar of telecoms in Bermuda.
A moratorium on the issuing of new licences has prevented new entrants into the Bermuda market for six years. However, a decision by the Bermuda Government to lift the moratorium was followed by an RA public consultation to establish conditions and requirements for new licences. The month-long consultation ended on May 3. Mr Darrell said: The moratorium was just opened up earlier this year. Hopefully, the RA will have an application for us to submit soon.
Of course, as someone running a business, the sooner the better for me, but the RA has a process to go through. I hope that process is coming quickly to fruition.
It said the equipment has been proven in other markets and will be tested and validated for the Bermuda topography. High-speed connections of up top Mbps to home customers, and 1 Gbps to business are envisaged. Regarding the funding for the project, Mr Darrell said that as the company went through the process of applying for an initial coin offering it had continued seeking investors, and found a Bermuda-based investor keen to provide capital.
He added: She previously held senior management positions at CellOne, which is now One Communications. Mr Darrell said that once Horizon has an ICOL it would need four or five months to have its first customers operational. No decision has yet been made on the deployment of Fifth Generation technology on the island. Widely known as 5G, it is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, and is said to offer faster speed and more reliable connections.
The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda, which oversees the telecommunications industry, said it was disappointed that Horizon Communications had said it would be ready to launch services using 4G and 5G technology in Bermuda.
The company mentioned its 5G ambition in an announcement yesterday, when it said it was waiting for the RA to release new integrated communication operating licence application forms so that it could apply and, if accepted, host fixed wireless internet services on the island.
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