E-Networks not granted licence to lay subsea cable – Govt

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The Government through the Public Telecommunications Ministry on Tuesday stated that no licence was granted to E-Networks to lay subsea cable.

The Ministry in a statement said that it noted the publication of a Notice to Mariners – Number 15 (2018) – by the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) indicating that maritime surveys shall be conducted by two vessels “on behalf of E-Networks Inc as preparatory works for subsea cable laying … within the Guyana Maritime Zone”.

“The Public Telecommunications Ministry wishes to advise that while the interest of investors in the sector, in general, is welcome, no licence for the laying and landing of a subsea cable system has been granted to E-Networks Inc,” the Ministry stated.

The Ministry advised further that applications for licences to lay and land subsea cable systems and/or other major telecommunications operations by any entity that does not currently hold a telecommunications licence would be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Telecommunications Act, 2016.

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