The Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) hereby announces the consultation on the introduction of the Spectrum Identified for IMT2020 (5G) for the Republic of Vanuatu
The mobile industry has demonstrated its ability to connect and transform society through its 2G, 3G, and 4G networks over the last 30 years, 5G will build on these successes. There has been much discussion around 5G and its impact on data networks, as 5G will deliver a platform that enhances existing services and enables new business models. It is expected that 5G will increase mobile connectivity and support new services and as yet unimagined innovations. It will be central to future economic growth, employment, education, transport, retail, health, and much more. 5G is the next generation of the global broadband multimedia international mobile telecommunication systems, known as IMT 2020, and is the next step in mobile broadband wireless communications. Compared with 4G, 5G offers a new network architecture to significantly boost overall performance. 5G Networks will provide an enhanced broadband experience with speeds deliver over 10Gbps, data rate and latency of less than 4 milliseconds, and ultra-high-dense connections. With its remarkable features, 5G is anticipated to significantly improve data speed and capacity for conventional mobile and fixed wireless broadband networks, as well as provide opportunities for new emerging markets.

TRBR is mandated by the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulation Act no 30 of 2009 as amended, to regulate the telecommunications radiocommunications and broadcasting markets, including management of the radio spectrum in order to promote national, social, and economic development. it is TRBR’s mandate to develop Radio spectrum plans including frequency band plans in Vanuatu, taking into account global and regional harmonization. All band plans are developed in accordance with recommendations developed by the Radiocommunications Sector of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-R).

In the interest of Vanuatu particularly the Telecommunications sector, TRBR is conducting this general consultation on the ‘Mid’ and ‘High’ frequency bands that were identified in the ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences of 2015 (WRC-15) and 2019 (WRC-19) for the deployment of 5G Mobile telecommunication service. TRBR will draft specific band plans considering feedback from the consultation.

In this Consultation Paper, the TRBR is seeking comment on the spectrum bands identified for IMT-2020 in Vanuatu for 5G, by 4 pm 3rd of June 2022.
Should there be any questions or queries, please contact TRBR Office at the following address; TRBR, P O Box 3547, Level 1, Rossi Ocean Walk building (opposite Bred Bank), Port Vila, or via email .