• Today
    June 25

  • 03:08 PM

Local internet exchange launches


Added 18 May 2015


THE BARBADOS INTERNET Exchange – BARIX – was launched today, with major internet service providers signing a memorandum of understanding.

Senior officials of LIME, Columbus Communications and Digicel signed the MOU this morning and two more service providers – Wi-Net and Ace Communications – are to sign later.

Establishment of the exchange is being hailed as a historic development which will mean reduced telecommunications costs, a speedier delivery of data and improved data privacy prospects.

Minister with responsibility for telecommunications Darcy Boyce and chief telecommunications officer Reginald Bourne were among those witnessing the signing at the Government’s Telecommunications Unit. (TY)


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Are you complying with the water prohibition measures announced by the Barbados Water Authority?