Consultation on Quality of Service Parameters and Measurements

The Office of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) has released a Public Consultation document on Quality of Service Parameters and Measurement.

The performance of telecommunications network is becoming a focal point for the general consumer and as such network providers must be able to supply and maintain a network that the consumer has confidence in. The Quality of Service (QoS) of a network is a general measure of a network’s performance based on international standards and therefore the TRR now seeks to measure and seek improvement of the networks QoS.

The TRR is seeking to carry out a QoS benchmarking exercise to ensure that the services being provided to the public are of standard and that the public can rely upon. The TRR sees this activity as beneficial to both subscribers and Licensees.

The deadline for public comments is 4pm, Friday 29th of June 2018.

A general forum will be held to discuss this consultation on Wednesday 20th of June 2018, at TRR's office.

Consultation on the Release of 2100Mhz Spectrum for International Mobile Telephony

The Telecommunication and Radiocommunication Regulator (TRR) under Section 7 of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunication Regulation Act No. 30 of 2009 (the Act) has the power to regulate telecommunications and radiocommunications including management of radio frequency spectrum (spectrum) in order to promote national social and economic development. Specifically Paragraph 7(2)(e) of the Act applies and permits TRR to “allocate, assign and manage the radio spectrum”.

The TRR has recently been approached by operators for further assignments of spectrum in a specific range to support the increasing use of mobile telephony and data services. Access to reliable high capacity mobile telephony services is a recognised economic enabler and the existing spectrum bands allocated to International Mobile telephony (IMT) in Vanuatu have now been exhausted. As a consequence the TRR has investigated and proposes to plan and release the 2100Mhz spectrum band (1920 MHz to 2170 MHz) for IMT applications in Vanuatu. This information letter sets out the main options for planning this band, and seeks input from operators as to which of the options best meets their needs and the needs of Vanuatu.

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