This is the first Telecommunications law enacted in 1989 where it gives all the powers to the Minister responsible for telecommunications to oversee the telecommunications sector of Vanuatu. It is an Act to make new provisions with respect to the operation and control of telecommunications services and for matters connected therewith for Vanuatu. Later, this Act was amended on various occasions (1993 and 2006) by the Government to reflect the trend of telecommunications within Vanuatu. All the Amendments were then consolidated in 2006, known as the “Telecommunications Act [Cap 206]. This Act is still in effect in its application.
After the Telecommunications Act was consolidated in 2006, it was further amended in 2007 and 2009 to make way for liberalization of the sector.