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

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.


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

Geneva, 18 December 2014 - A new ITU mobile application provides a guide to electromagnetic fields (EMF) which have raised public health concerns as a country's mobile network infrastructure expands. ITU standards are designed to ensure the responsible consideration of human exposure to EMF.
  Read more about New mobile app offers guide to electromagnetic fields

Busan, 07 November 2014 - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Republic of Korea signed a cooperation agreement on 6 November to assist developing countries in the Caribbean to establish national spectrum management master plans.
  Read more about ITU and Korea to assist Caribbean and Asia-Pacific countries in national spectrum management


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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.