Radio Frequency or Spectrum is a finite non-exhaustible resource which is a vital input into an ever widening range of services. Use of the radio spectrum is crucial to communications in Vanuatu, and the national economy. Industries that use the spectrum, such as broadcasting and cellular mobile telephony, make substantial contributions to the economy, while other manufacturing and service industries use spectrum to increase their productivity.
In order to maximise the efficient and effective use of the radio spectrum by all sectors of society, the overall goal of radio spectrum in Vanuatu is to create a predictive environment for current and future spectrum usage, which is in the public interest.
As part of its functions under Section 7(2)(e) of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulation Act, Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) is responsible to allocate, assign and manage the radio spectrum.