ECTEL was established by Treaty signed by five (5) Eastern Caribbean countries namely, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on May 4, 2000 in St. George’s, Grenada. ECTEL is a regional regulatory body with a legal mandate to provide recommendations and advice on telecommunications matters to the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRCs) of the ECTEL Member States.
The jurisdictions of Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines comprise the ECTEL Member States. Despite being independent states with their own parliaments and laws, they share a single
harmonized regulatory framework for telecommunications.
The ECTEL Treaty authorizes ECTEL to prepare and maintain a harmonized regional radio frequency spectrum plan for the five (5) ECTEL Member States. ECTEL advises the NTRCs on the allocation and assignment of the radio frequency spectrum resource, to meet the demands of existing and emerging technologies and services. Under the Telecommunications Act, the NTRCs in conjunction with ECTEL, plans, supervises, regulates and manages the use of
the radio frequency spectrum, thereby ensuring that the radio spectrum provides the greatest economic and social benefit to the citizens of the region.
The ECTEL Regional Spectrum Management Plan is a regional plan and divides the ECTEL radio frequency spectrum into several frequency bands and designates the general purposes for which each band may be utilized. The
ECTEL Regional Spectrum Management Plan is based on the ITU Region 2 Allocations. The ECTEL Regional Spectrum Management Plan was first published in 2005 and later revised in 2012. There is a need to revise and update the current spectrum plan to ensure that it remains current and relevant to the telecommunications sector. Read Full Notice