Spectrum Management

URCA’s spectrum management function includes:

  • Development and implementation of market policy, including spectrum pricing
  • Enhancement of spectrum management capacities, including grant authorizations
  • Monitoring of compliance factors and issues

As it is a national resource, all payments of fees related to the allocation and use of spectrum are payable to the Government of The Bahamas. While URCA is responsible for determining the fee structure and how standard spectrum is allocated, responsibility for determining how prime spectrum is allocated and its corresponding fee structure rests with the Minster with responsibility for the electronic communications (ECS).

On September 1st in 2009, URCA issued a statement informing stakeholders of existing spectrum allocation and assignments, which remained in force until March 2010 when URCA published a National Spectrum Plan.