Reports

The Tenth 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. It builds on TRBR’s Ninth UAP Update Report of May 2018 and is the final 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, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) 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. TRBR 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.

TRBR 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.

TRBR is pleased to reiterate that, based on the current UAP infrastructure deployed by the Players as well as TRBR’s modelling of mobile coverage, the population coverage rollout has met the UAP obligation target of 98% with industry bearing the full burden and with no Government financial input. TRBR is also pleased to advise that the UAP obligation in regard to the upgrade of 2G services to 3G services has also been substantially completed with over 97% of sites upgraded. Finally, the TRBR is also pleased to advise that the UAP obligation of all government schools, health clinics and other institutions be covered by high speed broadband has also been achieved.

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Download this file (uap_stakeholder_10th_and_final_report.pdf)Final UAP public report 10 1119 kB

This Ninth 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 TRBR’s Eighth 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, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) 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. TRBR 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 TRBR to make some further important additional and progressive steps towards meeting the UAP objectives. 

TRBR 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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Download this file (9th_stakeholder_update_report_on_implementation_of_uap.pdf)UAP public report 9 1052 kB

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 TRBR’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 Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) 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. TRBR 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 TRBR to make some further important additional and progressive steps towards meeting the UAP objectives.

TRBR 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.

TVL UAP sites

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 Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator's (TRBR)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 TRBR 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. TRBR 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 TRBR to make some further important additional and progressive steps towards meeting the UAP objectives.

TRBR 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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Download this file (uap_stakeholders_update_report_no_7.pdf)UAP public report 7 1069 kB

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 Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator's (TRBR) 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 TRBR continues to appreciate, recognize and acknowledges the commitment of the Players and industry at large for the achievements presented in this Report. TRBR 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.

TRBR 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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Download this file (6th_uap_stakeholder_report_2016.pdf)UAP public report 6 919 kB