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GUYANA

  • "Section 63(1) of the Post and Telegraph Act Chapter 47:01 states that 'No person shall establish any wireless telegraph station, or install or work any apparatus for wireless telegraphy in any place, or on board any Commonwealth ship registered in Guyana, except under and in accordance with a licence granted in that behalf by the Minister.....' " ---NFMU website, "Licensing" page.
  • ISM Band Fees - the annual spectrum use fees set by the National Frequency Management Unit are on their website's "Fees" page. In addition, there are downloadable versions for individual services and bands, like ISM. The annual fee for using the 2.4 GHz band to "provide wireless Internet service to end-users" via spread spectrum is currently either G$40,000 (about US$210) per hub station within the network for point-to-point links, or G$60,000 (about US$615) per hub station for point-to-multi-point links.
  • Guyana's Frequency Allocation Chart shows no ISM band allocations.
  • "Guyana drafting telecom legislation," BBC Monitoring via WDR/Intelecon Regulatory News, 19 September 2006: "...the government is in discussions with a telecom expert 'to refine the existing drafts.' "
  • "In August 2000, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) committed USD 1.5 million in technical assistance for the reform of Guyana's telecom and information sector... Regrettably, this project was shelved because [Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company] and the government were unable to arrive at a feasible solution for the sector's reform and the termination of GT&T's monopoly.... Additionally, the lack of a comprehensive National Telecommunications Policy further compounds the unsatisfactory framework within which firms operate..." ---"Privatization, Regulation and Investment: A Case Study of the Telecom Regulatory Environment (TRE) and Investment in Guyana," by Samuel Braithwaite, Discussion Paper WDR0609, World Dialogue on Regulation for Network Economies (March 2006)
  • "Licensing" page, National Frequency Management Unit: "Section 63(1) of the Post and Telegraph Act Chapter 47:01 states that 'No person shall establish any wireless telegraph station, or instal or work any apparatus for wireless telegraphy in any place... except under and in accordance with a licence granted in that behalf by the Minister..."
  • "Currently there are no regulations that cover equipment type approval in Guyana. However, in the absence of such regulations, we are guided by the type approval and standards of the FCC and Industry Canada..." ---VSAT Licensing Info - Guyana (CITEL database).
  • Reform of the Telecommunications Sector in Guyana: Consultation Paper on Issues and Options, Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of Public Works and Communications, August 2001. Discussion of licensing on pages 43-52.

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