St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Institutional details 2016
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.)?
Is the Regulatory Authority autonomous in its decision making?
Who approves the budget of the Regulator?
Indicate the percentage of budget financed from each source:
Numbering fees; ; percentage: 4.7 % Spectrum fees; ; percentage: 38.9 % Regulatory fees; ; percentage: 0.8 % Contributions from regulated telecom operators based on turnover; percentage: 53.8 % ; percentage of operator revenue (turnover): Financial income (e.g. Investment/Deposit); ; percentage: 1.4 %
Structure of the Regulator 2016
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
St. Clair Scott (Chairman - National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members n/a
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: 14
Regulatory Functions 2016
R Licensing
R Op Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
National Telecommuncations Regulatory Authority in conjuction with the regional regulatory body ECTEL
R Radio frequency allocation
National Telecommuncations Regulatory Authority in conjuction with the regional regulatory body ECTEL
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
National Telecommuncations Regulatory Authority in conjuction with the regional regulatory body ECTEL
R Numbering
R Type approval
n/a Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
Om Broadcasting content
M Information technology
National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) ;
n/a Internet content
Key: M - Sector Ministry
R - Regulatory Authority
Om - Other Ministry or Government body
Op - Operator
O - Other
NR - Not regulated
Recent Legislation 2016
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
2003 Telecommunications (Fee Structure) (Amendment) Regulations 2002
2003 Telecommunications (Licencing Classification) (Amendment) Notice, 2002
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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