Spectrum Management Authority to Lobby for New Legislation

Story Highlights The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) will be lobbying for new legislation to advance the digital industry. Speaking with JIS News at the SMA’s G5 Symposium on Friday (October 11), at the S Hotel in Montego Bay, Managing Director of SMA, Dr. Maria Myers-Hamilton, emphasised the need to update legislation to tackle current spectrum

SMA Urged to Increase Efficiency in Managing Spectrum

  Story Highlights Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, has called on the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) to increase efficiency in regulating and managing spectrum for the benefit of Jamaica. She argued that with the advent of next-generation broadband technologies, including 5G, an effectively managed and utilised spectrum will open a world

State Minister Says Digital Industry Stakeholders Should Take Country Into New Age

Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, says stakeholders in the digital industry should not waver in their determination to move Jamaica into a new age of digital technology. Speaking at the inaugural Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) ‘G5 Symposium’, at the S Hotel in Montego Bay,

State Minister Says Country Must Accelerate Digital Transformation Process

Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, has emphasised that the country must accelerate the digital transformation process. Taking part in a panel discussion at the inaugural Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) ‘G5 Symposium’, at the S Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James, on October 11, the

Chairman of SMA Calls for Public-Private Partnerships to Leverage Technology

Story Highlights Chairman of Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), Edward Gabbidon, has called for public-private partnerships to leverage technology to enable Jamaicans, particularly those in unserved and underserved communities, to participate fully in the digital age.  According to Mr. Gabbidon, the nation risks creating a class of people that are alienated and isolated from the new

Wireless Device Importers Urged To Get Spectrum Management Authority Approval

    Story Highlights The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) is reminding importers of second-hand vehicles, and other devices using a signal, that type approval is required from the agency to ensure these equipment function properly in Jamaica. Managing Director, Dr. Maria Myers Hamilton, told JIS News that a Type-approval Certificate is issued for products meeting a

Spectrum Management Authority Institutes Online Payment Portal

      Story Highlights The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) has instituted an online client payment portal. Managing Director, Dr. Maria Myers Hamilton, told JIS News that in reviewing the agency’s arrangements, it was decided to establish the system to make it more convenient for clients to pay their fees. “For example, for amateur radio