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Digicel executive re-elected as CANTO chairman

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 2:11 PM

Julian Wilkins, Digicel Group Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs has been re-elected Chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organisations (CANTO), which provides a forum for exchange of information and expertise.

The announcement was made during CANTO’s annual general meeting in Curacao on Tuesday, January 31, Digicel said in a release.

Referring to this year’s theme for CANTO, “Reimaging ICT as a tool for national growth and development”, Wilkins said, “Reimaging ICT is high on CANTO’s agenda and focuses on ICT connectivity, fostering an environment which stimulates the creativity so necessary for the development of our national and regional markets.”

He added that “this is where we look to our governments and regulators to create the right environment to incentivise investment in the Caribbean region.”

Wilkins, a native of Antigua and Barbuda, has worked with British Telecom in the United Kingdom as well as the Antigua Public Utilities Authority where he successfully launched the first GSM mobile network in the English-speaking Caribbean.

He joined Digicel Trinidad & Tobago in 2006 as operations and maintenance manager and transferred to Digicel Group, Legal and Regulatory in 2008.

Wilkins was first elected as CANTO chairman in 2015.