‘No licence granted to E-Networks to lay subsea cable’ – Public Telecommunications Ministry
─ MOPT responds to MARAD’s publication of Notice to Mariners Number 15 (2018)
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, July 31, 2018
The Ministry of Public Telecommunications notes the publication of a Notice to Mariners Number 15 (2018) by the Maritime Administration Department 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 wishes to advise 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 will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Telecommunications Act, 2016.