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General information

Spectrum Authority

Ministry of Commerce, Science and Technology
Spectrum management authority (SMA)

Postal Address:

The Chairman
Mrs. Michele Thomas
Spectrum Management Authority
26 Belmont Road
Kingston 5
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Spectrum Policy and Planning  Introduction

The spectrum management authority is responsible for efficient use of spectrum and
innovation of new technologies. SMA is also a member of the Spectrum Management Task Force which is established to develop a Spectrum Management Policy Framework for Caribbean reason.
For more information please visit:
http://www.sma.gov.jm/

Legislation
It uses the telecommunication act (2000) of CARICOM countries for the management and
distribution of spectrum.

Radio Frequency Register
Radio frequency is auctioned. There is also license-exempt spectrum in Jamaica.
User is required to pay processing fee in advance. In addition, a user is required to pay
spectrum license fee and regulatory fee. The duration of license is 15 years and it is
renewable in terms of the telecommunication act.
For more information please visit:
http://www.mct.gov.jm/Mobile%20Licence%20RFP%20Dec%202005.pdf
For information on frequency allocation please visit:
http://www.sma.gov.jm/business/frequency_chart/frequency_allocation_chart.htm

 

Relevant Documentation

Online Documentation
• http://www.wilac.net/descargas/documentos/JM-pro_freeuse.doc

Reports
• http://www.sma.gov.jm/publications/presentations/2005/Telecommunications_in_Ja
maica.ppt#303,1, Telecommunications in Jamaica and the Caribbean Present
Scenario and Perspectives
• http://www.mct.gov.jm/DRAFT%20%20REGIONAL%20SPECTRUM%20MANA
GEMENT%20POLICY%20FRAMEWORK%20_v2_.pdf

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