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Following a successful and first Pacific Island Capacity Building Workshop on Child Online Protection (COP) and the National Cybersecurity Framework from 22-26 September 2014, the ITU has compiled an outcome report outlining key highlights of the event. Click here to view the  report.

The workshop attracted almost 100 participants, including delegates from the Pacific Island States. It comprised of policymakers, business leaders and representatives from civil society, who were able to share information and define a way forward to consolidate the activities towards a regional framework for cooperation on COP.

A letter of acknowledgement and thanks from the ITU to TRR for the successful organization of the First Pacific Islands Capacity Building Workshop on Child Online Protection, as well as the outcome report of the workshop, can be viewed here.

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Download this file (itu_asp_letter_trr.pdf)ITU letter to TRBR 631 kB
Download this file (outcome_report_cop_workshop.pdf)Outcome report on Child Online Protection workshop 1107 kB

TRR wishes to inform all .vu country code top level domain stakeholders, and interested persons/parties that due to the many various efforts being currently concentrated on relief and restoration processes on the aftermath of severe and devastating cyclone PAM, the deadline for the consultation period for comment and input to the TRR Public Consultation on the Vanuatu Domain Names Management and Administration draft Regulation, has been extended for another month.

The new consultation period end date is Monday 27th April 2015, at 4:00 pm.

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Download this file (vu_closing_date_extension_due_to_cyclone_pam_final.pdf).vu closing date extension due to cyclone PAM 306 kB

The Telecommunication and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) wishes to advice, that the following frequencies (licensed and unlicensed band) has been cleared by TRR for use by specified agencies, for the coordination of Cyclone Pam disaster relief efforts.

The cleared frequencies have a defined start and end date and the locations of use.

TRR, kindly requests other agencies who wish to operate radio communications equipment using either licensed/unlicensed spectrum bands, brought into the country for disaster relief work, whether for coordination or for the restoration of communications services must be made known to TRR. This also includes any spectrum intended to be used especially for the purpose of disaster relief.

This is to ensure successful compatibility with, and to avoid any harmful interference caused to, existing licensed services and the new equipment that will need to operate successfully.

Dear Stakeholder or Radio frequency spectrum user,
 
The Office of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) wishes to advise that all radio communications equipment using either licensed/unlicensed spectrum bands, brought into the country for disaster relief work, whether for coordination or for the restoration of communications services must be made known to TRR. This also includes any spectrum intended to be used especially for the purpose of disaster relief.
 
TRR must be advised and fully aware of the entry of all of these equipment and or spectrum requirement so that we can ensure appropriate clearance and utility of radio frequencies that will need to be utilized for the operation of the equipment and provided for and allocated by TRR. This is to ensure successful compatibility with, and to avoid any harmful interference caused to, existing licensed services and the new equipment that will need to operate successfully.
 
This notice applies to all radio communications equipment except for radio communications equipment operating in the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz unlicensed bands and those that comply with Vanuatu General User Radio Licenses (GURL) conditions for certain categories of telecommunications and radiofrequency emitting devices. The Vanuatu GURL is available  on our website, at www.trr.vu.
For example, the New Zealand High Commission worked with TRR to facilitate the clearance of a range of HF and VHF frequencies for use by the New Zealand Defence Force for disaster relief and coordination; and that is the way we wish it to work for all other aid agencies/providers of equipment.
 
Port Vila particularly, has suffered major interferences late last year and recently, due to mainly ubiquitous equipment used and transmitting in wrong bands and affecting the licenced bands - which in turn caused major and serious downtime for a couple of telecom operators. TRR would like to ensure none to very minimal interference to radio equipment and transmission bands during the relief efforts and the period of months during which the equipment will be used.
 
TRR will smoothly and promptly facilitate the frequency clearance process and will ensure the fastest possible provision of suitable spectrum. Please contact us on telephone 27621 or the following TRR staff are on standby to assist on any radio frequency spectrum related matters:

  Louise Nasak                  -  555 1257
  Barnabas Boe                 -  77 43577
  Matthew Tasale              -  54 02305
 
If you have any further query, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

On 6th March 2015, TRR issued a telecommunications licence to a new player within the market. The new telecom operator intends to provide internet services within the telecom sector.

The new licensee is “Global Telecom Pacific Ltd”.

TRR wishes the new entrant all the best and urges current licensees to work in partnership with them to develop the sector and provide further quality services to the people of Vanuatu.

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Download this file (gptl_licence.pdf)Global Telecom Pacific Ltd licence 698 kB