The Office of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) wishes to inform its important Customers and Stakeholders of our upgraded website www.trbr.vu.

This upgrade will provides a user friendly and interactive experience giving easy access to information one requires.

With the recent amendments made to Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulations Act No. 30 of 2009 as amended by Amendment No 22 of 2018, the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) will now become responsible for regulating the Broadcasting Industry in Vanuatu therefore a new feature is also added particularly for Broadcasting and Media Regulatory updates.

For Radio Apparatus Licence, a new feature is also added to allow any business or person who install or operate a Radiocommunications device in Vanuatu or its territorial waters or airspace, or in any ship or aircraft registered or under the Law of Vanuatu, can apply for new apparatus license including making payment online through a secured payment gateway that requires the use of credit and debit card to facilitate the transaction.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the TRBR on (+678) 27621 or email enquiries@trbr.vu .

Our Office is located at Level 1, Rossi Ocean Walk Building (Opposite Bred Bank), Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The Office of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR)wishes to inform its valuable customers that the Office will be closed from 12:00 pm Monday 24 December, 2018.

The Office will resume regular opening hours again on Wednesday 02 January, 2019.

For any urgent matters, you can reach us on (+678) 27621 or email: enquiries@trbr.vu

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2019

The Office of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) wishes to inform all its valuable Stakeholders that, Ms. Dalsie Baniala’s contract with the TRBR as the Regulator has concluded.

Ms. Baniala was the first Ni – Vanuatu female staff who had been recruited to the Office when it was first established in 2008 and was appointed to the Regulator position in 2015.

She has successfully completed her three (3) year term as per the Legislation and her contract signed with the Office of the Prime Minister who is responsible for the Telecommunications Sector in Vanuatu.

As per the Legislation, the Office of the TRBR is currently   administered by Mr. John Obed Alilee, the Utilities Regulatory Authority (URA) Chief Executive Officer effective as of Monday 03 December, 2018 until such time a new Regulator is appointed.

All stakeholders and the public are assured of the TRBR’s continued smooth and effective operations and the performance of its roles and functions.

All Telecommunications and Broadcasting Regulatory matters should be directed to the Regulator, Mr. John Obed Alilee on (+678) 27621 or email: johnobedalilee@trbr.vu .

Our Office is currently located at Level 1, Rossi Ocean Walk Building (Opposite Bred Bank), Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) wishes to remind all users of a broadcasting that all Licences must be renewed before the 31st of December 2018.

In accordance to Section 16 C of the Telecommunications Radiocommunications Broadcasting Regulation Act No 30 of 2009 as amended by Amendment 22 of 2018 (the Act) which states that,

(1)A person who intends to :

(a) Install or use any broadcasting in any place in Vanuatu or on board any ship, aircraft or vehicle registered in Vanuatu or;

(b) Offer for sale or sell have in his or her possession, with a view to sell, any broadcasting apparatus; or

(c) establish or maintain a broadcasting station,

Must apply to the Regulator for a broadcasting licence,

(2) An application under subsection (1), must be in the form and must be accompanied with the fees, as determined by the Regulator.

(3) The Regulator may require such other documents as are necessary to assist him or her in making a determination under this section.

(4) The Regulator must not issue a broadcasting licence under this section unless he or she is satisfied that the person applying for a licence has such technical, financial and professional qualifications as may reasonably be equipped for the purpose of that application.

(5) The Regulator may at any time determine the terms and conditions that will be applied to each broadcasting licence.

TRBR, therefore advises that all broadcasting licensees will have to renew their annual licence fee before the expiry date. All outstanding fees must be cleared before renewing licence. Failure to do so will mean that you are in breach of the Act.

Anyone who owns and, or operates a Radio device but is not sure whether he or she needs a broadcasting licence should contact TRBR at the following address; Level 1, Rossi Ocean Walk building (opposite Bred Bank), Port Vila or via email at enquiries@trbr.vu  or phone number (678) 27621 as soon as possible.

TRBR would like to thank all licensees’ in advance for collaborating over the above matter.

The Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) wishes to remind all users of a Radio Apparatus that all Licences must be renewed before the 31st of December 2018.

All Radio (Apparatus) Licencees are advised to renew their annual licenses along with any outstanding fees.

Please contact the TRBR office on 27621 if you are not sure of anything.

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