The Bahamas' technology landscape is marked by both unique challenges, largely due to its geographical makeup. The country's 700 islands, scattered across 100,000 square miles of ocean, present distinct logistical hurdles for infrastructure set-up and maintenance. Given the dispersed population, network coverage can be sporadic and inconsistent. To address this issue, Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), the primary telecom provider, has invested in solutions such as fibre-optic submarine cables to interlink the islands. Despite hurricanes often disrupting these efforts, the Bahamas has seen significant improvements in its telecommunications landscape with sustained investments and technological strides. The country's resilience and adaptability highlight its ongoing commitment to upgrading its tech landscape amidst geographical constraints.

ITU Region
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Regulatory Body
Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority URCA
Bahamas on the world map

Mobile Network Operators

The are 2 companies operating mobile networks in this region.

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ALIV, also known as BeAliv Limited, is a telecommunications provider based in the Bahamas. Established in 2016, it is the newest mobile network operator in the region. The company is a subsidiary of Cable Bahamas Ltd., a leading telecommunications and cable television provider in the Bahamas. Ownership of ALIV is shared between Cable Bahamas Ltd., holding a majority stake, and the Government of the Bahamas, maintaining a minority interest. This joint venture was formed to diversify the telecommunications market in the Bahamas and provide a competitive alternative to the existing service...
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BTC Bahamas, also known as the Bahamas Telecommunications Company, is the primary telecommunications provider in the Bahamas, offering telephone, internet and wireless services. It was incorporated in 1966 as a quasi-governmental corporation, initially known as Batelco, and transitioned to the initialism BTC in 2002. The company is partly owned by the Government of the Bahamas and Cable & Wireless Communications, with a share structure of 49% economic shares/49% voting shares and 49% economic shares/51% voting shares respectively. The remaining 2% economic shares are held in a national trust...

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