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Jamaica, 20 October 2016 - The International Telecommunications Satellite Organization’s (ITSO’s) 37th Assembly of Parties meeting was recently held from October 12-14, 2016. The event was hosted by the American University Washington College of Law.


Geneva, 14 October 2016 - ITU has approved a new environmentally friendly standard for a universal charger for laptops and other portable devices. The new standard provides for improved energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions and is expected to lead to significant reductions in e-waste.


The Spectrum Management Authority was established under the Telecommunications Act, 2000 to carry out the business of management of Jamaica’s Radio Frequency Spectrum.


Geneva, 27 November 2015 - The World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) has concluded its deliberations as delegates prepare to sign the Final Acts that revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.



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Who we are

The Spectrum Management Authority is the national regulator for the radio frequency spectrum and, as such, is an advisory body to the Minister with principal responsibility for telecommunications who has the responsibility for the regulation of the spectrum under the Telecommunications Act, 2000.

Spectrum Management

Management of spectrum is the combination of administrative and technical procedures with legal procedures necessary to ensure efficient operation of radio communication services without causing harmful interference.

Licensing & Authorization

All users of the radio frequency spectrum, unless otherwise stated are required to have a spectrum license according to the Telecommunication Act 2000.  In fulfilling its mandate to ensure the efficient management of the radio frequency spectrum, the Authority issues Licences, Authorisations and Certifications.