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From now until the end of February 2018, the Spectrum Management Authority will be transitioning from making “cheque payments” to “online payments” for goods and services. During the transition period, payments will be progressively made via ACH or RTGS transfers based on the maximum amount stipulated by the Bank of Jamaica for ACH transactions.

Consequently, effective 2018 March 1, payments by cheque will be discontinued.

Advisory - Removal of Morse code requirement from Regulations to the Radio & Telegraph Control Act

Parliament, as at July 2017, has approved amendments to the Radio and Telegraph Control (Amateur Radio Service) Regulations and the Radio and Telegraph Control (Radio Operations and Technicians) Regulations of 1974, by removing the requirement for Amateur Operators and Radio Operators and Technicians to be proficient in the use of Morse Code in order to be licensed. 

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.

 

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SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

13-19 Harbour Street
Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.

Telephone:

1 (876) 967-7948  
1 (876) 948-7800
1 (876) 948-5115

1 (876) 618-1901

Facsimile:

1 (876) 922-4093

Email:

info@sma.gov.jm

 

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.