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Radio Spectrum

Over the last 20 years, the importance of radio frequencies or spectrum has become commercially appreciated. All telecommunications networks rely to some extent or other on access to radio frequencies. The TCSI is responsible for managing radio frequencies. If they are inadequately managed two things can happen. Most commonly, interference between users arise, leading to a loss of communication. But it is also possible that, for some services, the available spectrum is used up inefficiently.

The TCSI therefore aims to ensure spectrum is managed efficiently and that users can enjoy communications free from undue interference.

The management of radio frequencies is hierarchical. At the top level there are global agreements that govern the basic use of spectrum and provide a mechanism for managing interference that may arise between countries. After that, there may be regional agreements on spectrum use, and finally there is the detailed plan of use in the Solomon Islands itself.

In this section of the web site you can find details of all spectrum issues, including those related to the Solomon Islands international obligations.