As organizations around the world move towards digitization, Barbados is rapidly emerging as the digital leader within the Caribbean and South America.
Indeed, behind the serene beaches and under the fields of lush cane, a digital heart is beating. Barbados already boasts the third best ICT network in the Americas – trailing only the US and Canada in the rankings conducted by the International Telecommunications Union – and is ranked as one of the Top 30 countries globally.
Access is universal. Thanks to a dedicated effort by Flow Barbados and Digicel, the country’s leading national telecommunications and mobile providers, Barbados was also the first country in the world to extend fibre optic access and coverage to 100% of households and businesses. Consumers can tap into speeds of up to 1GB per second, while businesses can secure even faster services supported by experienced technical service professionals.
Written by Brenda Pope, Partner, KPMG & Ian Wood, Head of Management Consulting, KPMG Islands Group; Source: Business Barbados 2017