Telecommunications Policy Statement

This policy expresses the intention of the Government of Vanuatu to liberalize the telecommunication and ICT market to ensure competition.
The Government wishes to issue non-exclusive license after 2007 based on international best practice and to ensure services are widely access in the country and is affordable through competition.

The policy is focused on creating stability, predictability and fair competition, private investment in telecommunication investment and universal services obligations to be meet where traditional market conditions may fail to work. This policy also expresses the importance and intention to establish a legally, institutionally & financially separate independent regulator from the Government to regulate the telecommunication industry and sector in Vanuatu. This is to be accompanied by a modern, independent and proportionate regulation based on international best practice.

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