Consultation on the Solomon Islands National Radiofrequency Band Plan
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Tuesday, 22 February 2011 23:14

Consultation on the Solomon Islands National Radiofrequency Band Plan

The Telecommunications Commission of the Solomon Islands published a consultation paper on the National Radiofrequency Band Plan for the Solomon Islands on 23 February 2011.

Developments in technology and significant growth in the use of telecommunications means that demand for access to radiofrequencies has grown substantially, world wide, over the last 25 years.  The National Radiofrequency Band Plan provides a structured mechanism to manage access to frequencies and settle any interference issues that may arise, not just in the Solomon Islands but with neighbouring countries.  It determines what services can be offered in specific frequency bands and sets a hierarchy to follow when judging interference cases. 

The Telecommunications Commissioner, Nicholas Williams said, "The Band Plan is a rather arcane regulation but it is important.  It provides the framework for the use of valuable resources, radio frequencies.  While we do not expect to be inundated with comments, we would ask those radio frequencies to review the Band Plan as it affects their specific use."

Once completed, the Band Plan will set Solomon Islands radiofrequency use within a broader regional and ultimately, global spectrum management regime under the International Telecommunications Union, a UN affiliated organisation that focuses on Governmental discussions of telecommunications issues. 

Please click here for details.  Responses are requested by 23 March 2011.