October 11, 2013: Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, the Hon. Phillip Paulwell has expressed his disappointment at the results of the 700 MHz Auction, which was conducted by the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) and ended today. Read more about For Immediate Release - Paulwell undeterred by 700 MHz auction results
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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.
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.