The Commission is mandated under the Telecommunications Act 31 of 2000 to plan, supervise, regulate and manage the use of the radio frequency spectrum in conjunction with ECTEL, including the assignment and registration of radio frequencies to be used by all stations operating in Grenada.
The principal mechanisms for managing the spectrum are the Spectrum Management Regulations and the Regional Spectrum Plan. The management of the spectrum in Grenada follows a harmonized approach with the other Contracting ECTEL member States. By signing the ECTEL Treaty, these states have harmonized their Telecommunications Acts and regulations, including the Spectrum Management Regulations.
The Spectrum Management Regulations is a document developed to be used in conjunction with the Telecommunications Act. These regulations outline the role, responsibilities and powers of ECTEL and the Commission with regard to the spectrum, and also the necessary procedures, guidelines, and obligations involved. The document gives information on how the spectrum should be managed, focusing on the functions of the Commission in monitoring and managing the resource, and guidelines for assigning frequencies. It also defines the powers that the Commission has to enforce these rules, and to limit the occurrence of harmful interference.