Trinidad and Tobago - Caribbean Telecommunications Union

Minister Responsible for Telecommunications and ICT:
Minister of Public Administration and Communications
Permanent Secretary:  Ms. Joan Mendez
Point of Contact: Mrs. Shelley-Ann Clarke-Hinds, Executive Manager, External ICT Relations
Contact Information:
National Information Communication Technology Division
Ministry of Public Administration and Communications
Level 19, Tower D
International Waterfront Centre
1A Wrightson Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

Tel: (868) 625-9077

Population: 1,353,895 (June 2016)

Economy Overview

Trinidad and Tobago attracts considerable foreign direct investment from international businesses, particularly in energy, and has one of the highest per capita incomes in Latin America. Economic growth between 2000 and 2007 averaged slightly over 8% per year, significantly above the regional average of about 3.7% for that same period; however, GDP has slowed down since then, contracting during 2009-2012, making small gains in 2013 and contracting again in 2014-2016.

Energy production and downstream industrial use dominate the economy. Trinidad and Tobago produces about nine times more natural gas than crude oil on an energy equivalent basis with gas contributing about two-thirds of energy sector government revenue.  The country is also a regional financial center with a well-regulated and stable financial system. In pursuit of further economic diversification, Government of Trinidad and Tobago has targeted other sectors for increased investment and projected growth namely: tourism, agriculture, information and communications technology, and shipping.  

GDP constant prices (TT$ Millions): 94,073.1 9 (2015)

Communications (2015 Statistics)
Fixed Voice Telephony Subscriptions: 269,800
Fixed Voice Penetration: 20 per 100 persons
Mobile Voice Subscriptions: 2,120,000
Mobile Voice Penetration: 157.3 per 100 persons
Fixed Internet Subscriptions:  279,800
Fixed Internet Penetration: 21 per 100 persons
Mobile Internet Subscriptions: 645,400
Mobile Internet Penetration: 48 per 100 persons
Free to Air Television Concessions: 7
Subscription Television Concessions: 14
TV Broadcasting via Cable Concessions: 10
Free to Air Radio Concessions: 38
Internet Country Code: .tt