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Guyana monitors spectrum and gears up for new regulator

Guyana’s National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) has switched on three spectrum monitoring stations that will allow the regulator to determine whether spectrum is being used illegally as well as detect and monitor licensed spectrum, including frequencies used by the nation’s mobile providers, reports TeleGeography. Minister of public telecommunications, Catherine Hughes, said: “For the first time, we can measure accurately how that spectrum is being used, who is using that spectrum. We can bring transparency to the process, we can ensure that we reduce the illegal use of spectrum.” The installation comprises one fixed site – located at NFMU headquarters – plus two mobile, trailer-mounted stations, and costs US$563,873. “The upgrade comes as the NFMU gears up for reforms that will see the watchdog rolled into a new regulatory authority, the National Telecommunication Agency (NTA). Further, the information gathered by the sites will help inform spectrum-related policymaking.” Read more

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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