The Turks and Caicos Telecommunications Commission releases Decision 2021-7 in response to its public consultation exercise to revise the TCI’s National Table of Frequency Allocation Plan to include the latest decisions from the 2019 World Radio Conference. In addition, the Decision contains comments from the industry stakeholders and recommendations from the International Telecommunications Union to ensure the effective use and harmonization of spectrum around the region. While the ITU recommendations are guidelines, they are generally accepted with amendments by many jurisdictions to satisfy the demands for spectrum within the respective local markets.
Due to the advent of new and emerging technology and services in the telecommunications sector, there is a greater need to allocate new spectrum bands to support these new innovative services and products. As such, the Commission has sought to update the TCI’s National Spectrum Allocation Plan to reflect the realities of an emergent and progressive telecommunications market, to ensure that its spectrum allocation plan is consistent with current market dynamics and aligned with the latest ITU recommendations.
Decision DN2021-7 and TCI’s National Table of Frequency Allocation Plan can be found here: