Telecommunications Infrastructure

Liberalization and Deregulation

Internet Diffusion

Electronic Commerce

Hardware Manufacturing

Software Development

Who Uses IT?

IT Labor Market

IT Geographics

IT Financing

Government Policies

Legal Environment

Transborder Data Flows

Analysis: IT Strengths & Weaknesses

Analysis: Impacts on Business

Sources and Links

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Information Technology in the Bahamas

The Bahamas telecommunications infrastructure is in its infancy. Blessed with a thriving tourism industry and favored for its offshore financial services, keeping up with the technology boom is slow in coming. Both these sectors are actively acquiring information technology and spurring advancements in policy and infrastructure.

Aiding the transition to the new economy are moves within the government to privatize public corporations including the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BaTelCo) and the opening of a stock exchange in 2000. Entrepreneurs are playing a role in developing Internet services for businesses and individuals. The educational institutions are offering IT courses and degree programs to train the highly literate Bahamian workforce.



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Last updated: December 18, 2000