This work plan has been produced with the objective of informing our stakeholders of the key work items being undertaken by the Vanuatu
Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) in carrying out the duties as set out in the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulation Act 2009.
Orders relating to the wholesale international internet services market and speedcast's complaint against ICL notice no.80 of 2016.
This Fifth Universal Access Policy (UAP) Update Report provides an update to stakeholders on the progress made in Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR)’s implementation of the Government’s UAP up to June 2016. It builds on TRBR’s Fourth UAP Update Report of 5 December 2015. The Report highlights the significant progress that has been made in respect of UAP implementation and, particularly, to building on to the secured industry commitment and cooperation in meeting the UAP requirements and objectives, to bring benefit to the people of Vanuatu – as per the intention of the UAP, as well as the economy of Vanuatu.
TRBR recognizes and acknowledges the commitment of the Players and industry at large for the achievements presented through this Report. It also recognizes the valuable assistance, cooperation and support from the Australian Government through its Governance for Growth Program, which has significantly contributed, through financial support, to the deployment of telecommunications access into remote and underserved areas of Vanuatu particularly on Computer Lab and Internet Community Centres (CLICC) programs. The significant milestones achieved over the last six months by the industry and the stimulus arrangements funded from the UAP Fund, have enabled TRBR to make some very important additional and progressive steps towards meeting the UAP objectives.
Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) is running a general survey for telecommunication users or consumers to provide feedback on various questions that target the use of mobile phones and internet.
The overall aim of the Survey is to comprehensively examine and fully understand consumer experiences in the current telecommunications market, and to examine the impact of these experiences on the behavior of a consumer.
In addition, the survey will assist the TRBR to be better informed when establishing a Regulatory Framework that is fair and beneficial to all stakeholders including users of the services.
On that note TRBR is Kindly inviting you to participant in responding to the questions provided in the survey. The valuable time you have spent on the survey will help impact the development of telecommunications in Vanuatu and assist TRBR on ways to provide an appropriate and fair framework to promote telecommunication services in Vanuatu.
On the 5th of May 2016 TVL and Digicel agreed on an amended schedule of prices for their 2014 interconnection agreement. These rates will be in effect until 2018 when the existing agreement expires and another will be re-negotiated.