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Telecommunication (Amendment) Act, 2012Spectrum Planning and Interference Resolution - two of the areas in our operations

‘Right to Know’ Day celebrates, once a year, the right of individuals to access information held by government bodies and encourages transparent, accessible government. It is marked worldwide each year by over 100 countries including Jamaica by activities that celebrate the public’s right to know. Read more about Right to Know’ Day

St. Ann, May 1, 2015 – The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) participated in the Managing  System and  Electronics  Computing  Technology (MSEC TECH) - Technology  Exposition which was held on April 30, 2015 at the Moneague College, St. Read more about SMA SUPPORTS TECHNOLOGY EXPO

Kingston, April 23, 2015 – Every year on the fourth Thursday in April, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the global technology community celebrate 'Girls in ICT Day', an awareness-raising initiative designed to promote tech careers and studies to a new generation of girls and young women. Read more about SMA CONTINUES TO SUPPORT GIRLS IN ICT DAY

Kingston, April 21, 2015: The Board of the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) notes with concern the assertions made by Dr. Andrew Wheatley in the Jamaica Observer article published on Monday, April 20, 2015 titled “Wheatley calls for audit of Spectrum Management Authority”.  Read more about Board of the Spectrum Management Authority undaunted by Dr. Wheatley’s assertions


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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.

Spectrum Management

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.