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TRR releases UAP Stakeholders Update Report No.8

This Eight Universal Access Policy (UAP) Update Report provides an update to our stakeholders and the citizens of Vanuatu on the status of implementation of the Government’s UAP up to May, 2018. It builds on TRR’s Seventh UAP Update Report of June 2017 and is the penultimate report for the UAP project. This Report highlights the continued progress that has been made in respect of UAP implementation and, particularly, to successfully building on to the secured industry commitment and cooperation in meeting the UAP requirements and the key Government objectives, to bring benefit to the people of Vanuatu; in accord with the intention of the UAP, as well as the economy of Vanuatu.

The Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) continues to appreciate, recognise and acknowledge the commitment of the Players and industry at large for their achievements to date, and as presented in this Report. TRR also recognises the valuable assistance, cooperation and support from the Australian Government through its Governance for Growth (GfG) Program which has significantly contributed, through financial support, to its success via the deployment of telecommunications and internet access into remote and underserved areas of Vanuatu; particularly in respect of the Computer Lab and Internet Community Centres (CLICC) programs.

The significant milestones achieved over the course of the UAP Agreements by the industry and the stimulus arrangements funded from the UAP Fund, have enabled TRR to make some further important additional and progressive steps towards meeting the UAP objectives.

TRR has, importantly, taken a considerable proactive and guiding approach and lead role through the process of UAP implementation over the last few years; particularly in the negotiation, finalisation and signing of the UAP Player’s Undertakings outlining commitments to the implementation of the UAP through the upgrading and rollout of new services, and the provisioning and deployment of equipment and materials for the UAP Information Communications Technologies (ICT) school and internet community centre programs.

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TRR releases UAP Stakeholders Update Report No.7

This Seventh Universal Access Policy (UAP) Update Report provides a progress update to our stakeholders and the citizens of Vanuatu on the status of implementation of the Government’s UAP up to June, 2017. It builds on TRR’s Sixth UAP Update Report of December 2016. This Report highlights the continued progress that has been made in respect of UAP implementation and particularly, to successfully building on to the secured industry commitment and cooperation in meeting the UAP requirements and the key Government objectives, to bring benefit to the people of Vanuatu; in accord with the intention of the UAP, as well as the economy of Vanuatu.

The Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) continues to appreciate, recognise and acknowledge the commitment of the Players (TVL and Digicel) and industry at large for their achievements to date, and as presented in this Report. TRR also recognises the valuable assistance, cooperation and support from the Australian Government through its Governance for Growth Program which has significantly contributed, through financial support, to its success via the deployment of telecommunications and internet access into remote and underserved areas of Vanuatu; particularly in respect of the Computer Lab and Internet Community Centres (CLICC) programs. We also recognize the support of the Japanese Government through the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) towards universal access and its contribution, both financially and technically, on the Tanna (Yasur Volcano) Geohazards pilot project.

The significant milestones achieved over the last six months by the industry and the stimulus arrangements funded from the UAP Fund, have enabled TRR to make some further important additional and progressive steps towards meeting the UAP objectives.

TRR has importantly, taken a considerable proactive and guiding approach and lead role through the process of UAP implementation over the last few years; particularly in the negotiation, finalisation and signing of the UAP Player’s Undertakings outlining commitments to the implementation of the UAP through the upgrading and rollout of new services, and the provisioning and deployment of equipment and materials for the UAP Information Communications Technologies (ICT) school and internet community centre programs.

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TRR releases UAP Stakeholders Update Report No.6

This Sixth Universal Access Policy (UAP) Public Update Report is intended to update Stakeholders on the status of implementation of the Government’s UAP. It builds on TRR’s Fifth UAP Update Report of 5th June 2016. The Report highlights the continued 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 the key Government objectives, to bring benefit to the people of Vanuatu; in accord with the intention of the UAP, as well as the economy of Vanuatu.

The Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) continues to appreciate, recognize and acknowledges the commitment of the Players and industry at large for the achievements presented in this Report. TRR 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 its success via the deployment of telecommunications access into remote and underserved areas of Vanuatu; particularly on Computer Lab and Internet Community Centres (CLICC) programs. We also recognize the support of the Japanese Government through the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) towards universal access and its contribution, both financially and technically, on the Tanna Geohazards pilot project.

TRR remains committed to its methodology and approach to achieving the Government’s UAP objectives by working collaboratively, cooperatively and constructively with the operators, stakeholders and other relevant parties and will continue to provide updates of all UAP developments.

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TRR releases UAP Stakeholders Update Report No.5

This Fifth Universal Access Policy (UAP) Update Report provides an update to stakeholders on the progress made in TRR’s implementation of the Government’s UAP up to June 2016. It builds on TRR’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.

TRR 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 TRR to make some very important additional and progressive steps towards meeting the UAP objectives.

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TRR releases UAP Stakeholders Update Report No.4

This Fourth Universal Access Policy (UAP) Update Report is intended to update stakeholders on the progress made in TRR’s implementation of the Government’s UAP up to December 2015. It builds on the TRR’s Third UAP Update Report of July 2015.

TRR recognizes and acknowledges the commitment of the Players and industry at large for the achievements presented through this Report. The significant milestones achieved over the last six months by the industry have enabled TRR, and the Government, to make some very important additional and progressive steps towards meeting the UAP objectives.

TRR has taken a considerable proactive and guiding approach to the implementation of the UAP through the upgrading and rollout of new services, and the provisioning and deployment of equipment and materials for the UAP ICT School and internet community centre programs.

TRR is pleased to confirm that, based on the latest and current UAP deployment plans of the Players and TRR’s estimated existing mobile coverage, the population coverage rollout that is now expected to reach, and should potentially exceed, the overall UAP target of 98%. TRR will commence a mobile coverage audit of the current coverage early next year to establish the current base coverage from which we will be able to determine the actual new coverage provided by the UAP Undertaking rollout.

A formal launch of the UAP ICT School and internet community centre program was undertaken on the 27th November 2015 by the Minister for Education and Training at Sarakata Centre School Luganville. The first ICS, iTuani Informesen & Communikesen Senta in Avunamalai Village Malo Island was also opened on the 30th November 2015.
TRR remains committed to its methodology and approach to achieving the UAP objectives by working cooperatively and constructively with the operators, stakeholders and other relevant parties, and will continue to keep the Government fully informed of all developments.

TRR will develop regular UAP Update Reports at similar intervals to keep stakeholders fully aware of Key UAP developments and progress.

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