17 Oct 2012

Cooks telco issues to be reviewed

5:08 pm on 17 October 2012

The Cook Islands government is setting up a telecommunications advisory committee to address concerns over the industry, including Telecom Cook Islands' market monopoly.

The Minister of Telecommunications, Mark Brown, has called for expressions of interest from companies and individuals with an interest in telecommunications.

The Cook Islands News reports that the minister will personally choose committee members from those that submit an expression of interest.

There have been controversies surrounding telecommunications in terms of cost, access, reliability and the Telecom Cook Islands monopoly.