CANTO is pleased to invite your company to join the organization as an active member and be part of a growing empire as we take you into the 21st Century. CANTO was founded in 1985 as a non-profit association of ICT operating companies. Over the past twenty-seven years our membership has grown from eight (8) members in eight (8) countries to one hundred and ten members (110) in 32 countries.
CANTO views its role in the Caribbean Telecommunications community as that of leadership in influencing policy, expert in providing information in all aspects of the industry and facilitator, in encouraging dialogue and meaningful collaborative enterprise. This philosophy is captured in our mission statement: “to facilitate the development of ICT solutions for the benefit of members and other stakeholders in the Caribbean region.” CANTO is now open to all players in the telecommunication sector including service providers, equipment suppliers, consultants, government ministries, educational institutions, telecommunication agencies and major users of telecommunication services. CANTO is a major trade association in the telecommunication sector not only in the region but also internationally and partners with stakeholders such as CARICOM, CTU, ITU, HIPCAR, ICANN, CKLN, CARICAD, ECTEL, CTO, UWI. We offer the following membership categories:
This tier provides for any telecommunication company or administration which operates a public telecommunication network in a Caribbean territory for the expressed purpose of providing national and/or international telecommunication services.
This tier provides for any telecommunication service provider, supplier of telecommunication equipment, government ministry/department, regulatory authority, consultants and educational institutions that have an interest in the Caribbean. One of the main highlights of the association is leading the Connect the Caribbean Initiative, a public-private partnership initiative which is aligned to the Connect the World initiative of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and seeks to advance the target of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), to “Connect the Unconnected by 2015.” Our vision is to be the leading authority in shaping information and communication in the Caribbean and the Americas The following documents are attached for your attention: