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Vanuatu has been a member of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) since 2010. Through its membership, there are numerous trainings forums, meetings and Capacity building activities including the Policy and Regulatory Forum which Vanuatu through the office of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator has been part of.

The APT Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF) provides a platform where high level policy makers and regulators meet to discuss telecommunications and ICT policy regulatory issues that are common interest to the region. It is also a platform for the industry to bring issues of their concern to the attention of the regulators.

The determination of June 2016 has been modified to reflect the Agreed Facts of the Parties as follows:-

  1. Paragraphs 189 - 196 (and the preceding heading “B. have been removed
  2. “Misleading Conduct By ICL”, Paragraphs 221 - 224, Paragraph 225 - subparagraph “8”have been removed
  3. and Annexure — Paragraphs 3 - 21 (end) have been removed

The Women and Girls in ICT-Vanuatu with the financial assistance of the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) under the department of Consumer Affairs have worked on an ecommerce website project embracing ICT as an enabler to achieve the business objectives of the market vendors in a cost-effective trading system. The project was very intensive and lasted for only six weeks from mid-March till April to finally produce an outcome of Phase I of the project deliverables which is an ecommerce website called Shop Vanuatu. Shop Vanuatu was created for vendors to sell their products on-line. The website can be viewed on

The main purpose of the project is to increase economic opportunities for Ni-Vanuatu vendors especially women and girls to grow their small businesses and create economic security for themselves, their families and communities and achieved their aspirations by leveraging their sales and revenue through an accessible worldwide online marketplace.

In a way, it is to bring the market place to a global space by way of using technology and introduce an innovative way of doing business for the vendors.

The TRBR acknowledges the project coordinator (Doreen Leona) for her time and efforts invested by delivering this project successfully.

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Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR), with the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) is co-hosting the 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF).  The event is due to take place on the 13-16 August 2018 at the Vanuatu National Convention Center.

Invitation is open to Interested Individuals/Groups

Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) through its Telecommunications/ICT Consumer Protection and Education Awareness program is organizing a competition on Technology– specifically ICT - an Innovative Concept on how Technology/ICT could practically enable and or address common and national issues around the areas of:

• Agriculture
• Education
• Climate Change
• Traditional & Cultural Values
• Christian Principles
• Values and Labor Mobility

This exciting opportunity (Technology/ICT Innovation) is open to the general public in Vanuatu including:

• ICT Entrepreneurs
• University Computer Science Students
• Researchers
• Individuals who has a concept on how Technology/ICT can address an issue `or common issues
• Secondary Schools students or Teachers
• Primary Schools students or Teachers

And, any other interested Ni-Vanuatu with passion on developing new ideas using ICT tools.

If you are keen and interested to be part of this competition, and you have an exciting idea under the above areas that would benefit your community or Vanuatu citizens, submit your ideas or project ideas to the TRBR by 4:00 PM, 31st October 2017.

For more information, contact George Hapsai or Andrew Molivurae at TRBR on Telephone 27621 or email: or