The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) was established pursuant to the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) Treaty (Act 30 of 2000) and the Telecommunications Act 31 of 2000 to regulate the newly liberalized Telecommunications market in Grenada in collaboration with the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority.
To regulate the liberalized Telecommunications sector in Grenada, to ensure fair competitive practices by Telecommunications providers and to promote and maintain high quality Telecommunications services at fair and competitive prices for consumers.
Functions of the Commission
(a) Advise the Minister on the formulation of national policy on telecommunications matters with a view to ensuring the efficient, economic and harmonised development of the telecommunications and broadcasting services and radio- communications of Grenada;
(b) Ensure compliance with the Government of Grenada’s international obligations on telecommunications;
(c) Be responsible for technical regulation and the setting of technical standards of telecommunications and ensure the compatibility with international standards;
(d) Plan, supervise, regulate and manage the use of the radio frequency spectrum in conjunction with ECTEL, including the assignment and registration of radio frequency to be used by all stations operating in Grenada or on any ship, aircraft, vessel, or other floating or airborne contrivance or spacecraft registered in Grenada;
(e) Regulate prices for telecommunications services;
(f) Advise the Minister on all matters related to tariffs for telecommunications services;
(g) Collect all fees prescribed and any other tariffs levied under this Act or Regulations;
The NTRC Board is made up of the following four members appointed by the Minister for Telecommunications
under section (8) of the Telecommunications Act 31 of 2000.
DR. SPENCER THOMAS, Ph.DCHAIRMAN