The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has described the 700 MHz frequency band (which is a part of the UHF TV band) as “beachfront property” and has raised significant revenue for its Government by auctioning the band. Jamaica is now poised to also capitalize on this new spectrum frontier. Read more about The New Frontier…the 700 MHz band
|ITU Radio Regulations 2012-2015 Article 5 - Frequency allocations||
In all documents of the Union where the terms allocation, allotment and assignment are to be used, they shall have the meaning given them in Nos. 1.16 to 1.18, the terms used in the six working languages being as follows
|ITU-R_Radio_Regulations_2012_ 2015_ Article_5_Table of Frequencies.pdf|
|Circular - Corporate Governance Framework for Public Bodies||
The Framework which was approved via Cabinet Decision No. 39/12 dated November 12,2012 and subsequently tabled in the Houses of Parliament on November 19 and 23, 2012 respectively, is currently available on the website of the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP) at www.mof.gov.jm
|Corporate Governance Framework for Public Bodies||
Public Bodies across the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) operate in a dynamic and financially-charged environment. They are further challenged by the need to be fully compliant within the development and regulatory requirements of a transforming economy.
Who we are
The Spectrum Management Authority is the national regulator for the radio frequency spectrum and, as such, is an advisory body to the Minister with principal responsibility for telecommunications who has the responsibility for the regulation of the spectrum under the Telecommunications Act, 2000.
Management of spectrum is the combination of administrative and technical procedures with legal procedures necessary to ensure efficient operation of radio communication services without causing harmful interference.
Licensing & Authorization
All users of the radio frequency spectrum, unless otherwise stated are required to have a spectrum license according to the Telecommunication Act 2000. In fulfilling its mandate to ensure the efficient management of the radio frequency spectrum, the Authority issues Licences, Authorisations and Certifications.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT
The Access to Information Act is a piece of legislation that gives individuals the right to gain access to information held as records by Government Ministeries, Agencies and Departments, and other public bodies except for those exempt documents so designated.