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St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Institutional details 2013
Name of Authority
National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (St. Vincent)
Year created 2001
Legal document that created the authority
Telecommunications Act (Cap 418) of the Revised Law of St. Vincent and the Grenadines of 2009
Reports to Annual report to the Sector Ministry
Does the Regulatory Authority also regulate other public utilities (e.g. electricity, gas, etc.)?
n/a
Is the Regulatory Authority autonomous in its decision making?
Yes
Who approves the budget of the Regulator?
n/a
Indicate the percentage of budget financed from each source:
Numbering fees; ; percentage: 6.05 % Spectrum fees; ; percentage: 88.88 % Regulatory fees; ; percentage: 1.19 % Financial income (e.g. Investment/Deposit); ; percentage: 0.79 % Other; ; Source: Student services, other Income, reimbursements ; ; percentage: 7.16 %
Structure of the Regulator 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Clifford Davy (Deputy Chairman - National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members 4
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? No
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 8
Regulatory Functions 2013
R Licensing
R Op Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
Is done in conjuction with the regional regulatory body ECTEL
M R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
Is done in conjuction with the regional regulatory body ECTEL
R Numbering
R Type approval
R Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
Is done in conjuction with the regional regulatory body ECTEL
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
Om Broadcasting content
M Information technology
NR Internet content
Key: M - Sector Ministry
R - Regulatory Authority
Om - Other Ministry or Government body
Op - Operator
O - Other
NR - Not regulated
Recent Legislation 2013
YearLegislation
2008 Telecommunications (Fees) Amendment 2008
Amendment to fee structure for telecommunications licences
2008 Telecommunications (Universal Service Fund) Regulations
Regulations aimed at managing the universal service fund
2004 Telecommunications (Tariff) Regulations 2004
http://www.ntrc.vc/regulations/index.htm
2003 Telecommunications (Fee Structure) (Amendment) Regulations 2002
http://www.ntrc.vc/regulations/index.htm
2003 Telecommunications (Licencing Classification) (Amendment) Notice, 2002
http://www.ntrc.vc/regulations/index.htm
2002 Telecommunications (Confidentiality in Networks and Services) Regulations, 2002
Ensures confidentiality in communications
2002 Telecommunications (Interconnection) Regulations, 2002
Regulationf for interconnecting telecommunications networks
2002 Telecommunications (Licensing and Autorization) Regulations, 2002
Describes licensing procedures for Individual, Class and Special Licences and Frequency Authorizations
2002 Telecommunications (numbering) Regulations, 2002
Regulates telephone and telecommunications numbers
2002 Telecommunications (Private Network Licensing) Regulations, 2002
Regulations to operate a private network (network does not connect to PSTN)

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