Re: Second 700 MHz Spectrum Policy Consultation Document

WHEREAS, the Telecommunications Commission pursuant to the Telecommunications (Administrative Procedure) Regulations 2008, the Commission is initiating the present consultation process to seek comment on the Revised 700 MHz Policy Proposal.

NOW THEREFORE, the Commission announces the release for comments and consultation on the Second 700 MHz Spectrum Policy Consultation Document.

ACCORDINGLY, the Commission invites interested parties to provide their input and comments with respect to the issues raised and Revised 700 MHz Policy Proposal included in this Second Consultation Document as well as any other issues of relevance to the establishment of an appropriate 700 MHz Policy for TCI.

This Second Consultation Document, along with all referenced Government and Commission documents, is available on the Commission’s website at Respondents who wish to provide input and comments or on this Second Consultation Document are invited to submit their Responses in writing to the Commission. Responses shall also be submitted in electronic form to facilitate further distribution and posting on the Commission’s website.

This consultation process is structured in two phases. In the first phase, Respondents may submit Initial Responses to comment on this Second Consultation Document. In the second phase, Respondents may submit Reply Responses to comment on the Initial Responses of other Respondents in whole or part.

The filing deadlines for Initial Responses and Reply Responses are as follows:

• Initial Responses must be received by the Commission no later than 3:30 p.m. local time on Monday, June 25, 2012.

• Reply Responses must be received by the Commission no later than 3:30 p.m. local time on Monday July 9, 2012.

Responses filed in relation to this Second Consultation Document may be submitted to one or more of the following addresses:

a) E-mail to:

b) Delivery (paper and electronic copy) by hand or by courier to:

Mr. John Williams,
Director General
Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission
Business Solutions Complex, Leeward Highway
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

The Commission welcomes all Responses on this Second Consultation Document. The Commission invites Respondents to provide responses to the specific numbered questions (the “ConsultationQuestions”) and any other issues Respondents consider relevant.

The Commission encourages Respondents to support all Responses with relevant data, analysis, and information based on the TCI situation or on the experience of other countries to support their comments. The Commission may give greater weight to Responses supported by appropriate evidence. In providing their comments, Respondents are requested to indicate the number of the Consultation Question(s) to which each comment relates. Respondents are not required to comment on all Consultation Questions. The Commission is under no obligation to adopt the views or proposals of any Respondent.

Copies of all submissions filed by Respondents in relation to this Second Consultation Document will be published on the Commission’s website at With a view to having as open public consultation process as practical, the Commission encourages Respondents to structure their Responses not to include any confidential information. If necessary, Respondents may submit Responses that include claimed confidential information in the form of two Responses:

Redacted Response – In this document any claimed confidential information would be excluded. The other comments and information, not claimed as confidential, would be included in this version. This is the public version document that would be posted on the Commission website;

Confidential Response – This document would be identical to the Redacted Response. except that this version would also include the claimed confidential information for the use of the Commission. This document would not be posted on the Commission website.

Claims of confidentiality will be determined by the Commission on a case-by-case basis, and in compliance with the requirements set out in Section 19 of the Administrative Regulations.

Document Downloads

Document Attachment
TCI 700 MHz 2nd ConDoc Final May 29 2012 copy