The Office of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications, and Broadcasting Regulator is mandated to regulate the telecommunications and broadcasting industry by the Telecommunications Radiocommunications, and Broadcasting Regulation Act No.30 of 2009 as amended by the Amendment 22 of 2018 (the Act).

The Office of the TRBR’s wishes to inform and remind all persons, that the TRBR Regulates and monitors the telecommunications and broadcasting Industry and as such must ensure that all persons comply with the Act. Therefore, the TRBR gives notice to the following:

A) Satellite operators who provide telecom or broadcasting satellite services are required to have a valid license or exception to operate in Vanuatu.

B) Satellite operators MUST ensure that details of their license are updated and renewed annually and must be displayed in their premises or their agent’s premises in Vanuatu.

C) Satellite operators MUST have a local presence or agent in Vanuatu and be legally registered with all appropriate authorities such as Vanuatu Foreign Investment Promotion Agency, Vanuatu Customs and Inland Revenue, Vanuatu Financial Service Commission and ensure that you comply with all legislative requirements of the Republic of Vanuatu, to be able to provide telecommunications and broadcasting (satellite) services.

D) All satellite users in the Republic of Vanuatu must ensure that their installed satellite equipment has a valid apparatus license issued by TRBR.

E) If a satellite user is aware of a satellite provider that is providing satellite services in Vanuatu without a valid license, they must inform TRBR immediately.

F) Radio Apparatus license holders who are using the following services listed below, whose license have not been renewed for 2021 and operators who have not been issued with a Radio Apparatus license for 2021, to come forward and sort out their apparatus license.

🔹 Aeronautical Services
🔹 Aircraft Services
🔹 Amateur Services
🔹 Broadcasting Services
🔹 Maritime Services
🔹 Land Mobile Services and
🔹 Satellite (VSAT) Services