POND ISLAND, St. Maarten - TelEm Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Kendall Dupersoy joined thousands of telecom executives and organizations all over the world in honouring telecommunication industry workers everywhere.
The occasion is World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2017, which is officially recognized on May 17th each year.
The theme of this year’s observance is “Big Data for Big Impact” especially how the telecommunications industry helps with the use of massive amounts of data for economic planning and predicting, to foster better health care in growing communities and improving the environment generally.
According to the TelEm Group chief, Telecom operators such as TelEm Group can contribute greatly to their county economies by putting infrastructures in place that can assist with the manipulation of Big Data. For instance, the collection and collation of tourist information that can be utilized to improve and expand various aspects of the tourism industry.
Mr. Dupersoy said TelEm Group has been developing a telecom infrastructure for the past two years that will be second to none on St. Maarten with the bulk of that infrastructure taking shape in an island-wide fiber optic network that is due to begin shortly.
“The use of mobile and fixed data has been growing exponentially every year. It is truly mind-boggling just how much data we will see being used on the island before long, and once a number of developing systems are put into play by TelEm Group,” said Mr. Dupersoy
“The opportunities are limitless, but the foundations have to be in place and knowledgeable people will be needed to exploit these opportunities – and that is where our telecom people come in,” said Mr. Dupersoy.
He said his first observance of World Telecommunication & Information Society Day since taking over the top post at TelEm Group is to congratulate personnel within the company and all stakeholders in the telecommunications industry on St. Maarten for the celebration of their own special day.
“This is a day not only for those directly associated with our industry, but also for the friends and family of our telecom workers,” said the TelEm Group CEO.
Mr. Dupersoy said he was much encouraged in the days leading up to World Telecommunication & Information Society Day when he received a letter from Chief police Inspector, Mr. Henson, thanking TelEm Group for providing complimentary internet service to the police sub-station at the Festival Village for the Carnival season. According to Mr. Henson the system worked well and officers were able to keep the community safe by remaining in contact with their surroundings.
“Thanks to the commitment shown by the technical team we were able to make good on our promise to improve the user experience in the Festival Village this year, and I am personally very happy to count the police amongst our satisfied customers this year,” said Mr. Dupersoy.
The CEO urged all TelEm Group personnel to reflect on the Carnival experience and the comment of the police chief as encouragement for them to continue to provide nothing short of excellent service to the public and communities they serve.
He also thanked the general public for their continued support of TelEm Group and its telecommunication workers and invited customers to accept a token drink and snack as a show of appreciation at all TelEm Group locations today in keeping with the celebrations of the day.