Acknowledgment Notice to Radio Operators

The Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) wishes to thank Radio Apparatus Licence Holders who have complied and renewed their radio licences for 2016, in accordance with the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Act No. 30 of 2009 (the “TRR ACT”), the Radio Licence, Spectrum Licence (Fees) Regulation Order No. 153 of 2012 (the “Fees Regulation”), the decision 02 of 2014 and the decision 01 of 2015.

TRR further wishes to advise that anyone found to be knowingly operating a radio station on board a marine vessel; an aircraft or on land; a VSAT infrastructure without owning a valid Radio Apparatus Licence issued by TRR, is in breach of the TRR Act and the Fees Regulation, and may be subject to a penalty and or fine. So it is advisable that you come forward and renew your license as soon as possible. TRR is considering taking further necessary steps to make sure all Radio Apparatus Licensees are operating legally in Vanuatu.

If you have any queries or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact TRR office on Tel. 27621 or via email to: enquiries@trr.vu.

IMPORTANT: Outstanding fees and 2016 Radio apparatus licence renewal

The Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) wishes to inform and remind all Radio Apparatus Licence Holders of radio equipment installed on-board marine vessels, aircraft and on land, whose licences have not yet been renewed for 2016, of their obligations to have their radio licences renewed and the prescribed fees paid NOW.

This fee and the associated licence is applicable in accordance with the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Act No. 30 of 2009 (the “TRR ACT”), the Radio Licence, Spectrum Licence (Fees) Regulation Order No. 153 of 2012 (the “Fees Regulation”) and the decision 02 of 2014.
You are hereby reminded to ensure that you have your radio licences renewed as soon as possible and to do so no later than the end of the year 2015 (COB Thursday 31h December 2015).

TRR further wishes to advise that after the dateline, of Thursday 31st December 2015. For non-compliance, anyone found to be knowingly operating a radio station on board a marine vessel, an aircraft or on land, after Thursday 31st December 2015 and without a valid radio station licence issued by TRR is in breached of the TRR Act and the Fees Regulation, and may be subject to a penalty and or fine. TRR will continue to monitor and will commence its physical investigation on those that have not complied with the Act in early 2016.

Vanuatu Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator Request for Expressions of Interest - The Regulator

The Office of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) was established by an Act of Parliament called the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulation Act 2009 (“the Act”). The Act mandates TRR to regulate the telecommunications and radiocommunications sector.

With a Vision to establish “A communications environment that enriches the social, cultural, customs and commercial fabric of Vanuatu;” the Regulator leads, guides, directs and manages the Office of TRR in order to achieve the objectives of the Act and implement relevant Government Policy as required. Section 7 (5), provides for the Regulator to have a separate and independent legal personality and under the name ‘Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator ‘TRR’, may conduct business independently.

While the telecommunications sector in Vanuatu is vibrant and sophisticated for a country of its size, the Office of TRR is still a relatively new institution and the new Regulator must continue to build on the strong professional relationships TRR now has with its stakeholders; including GOV, the Minister responsible, the Office of the Government’s Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), relevant Government institutions, industry, and the business community, especially service providers and operators and, ultimately, the consumers. Further, the Regulator needs to capitalize and build on the recognition TRR has amongst its peers as being the benchmark and leading regulator in the region.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now invited from qualified individuals with experience and skills to fulfill the role of Regulator, and in administering TRR in performing its powers and functions under the Act. The candidate must have relevant and extensive wide ranging demonstrable experience to carry out the work as stipulated in the following sections. Ni-Vanuatu citizens are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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