WiMAX licences to be awarded this summer

12 May 2008

The head of Jamaica’s Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), Ernest Smith has said he expects to award WiMAX licences in the 2.5GHz band over the next three to four months, according to BNamericas. ‘One of the government’s policies is to deploy ubiquitous broadband services throughout Jamaica. Currently we have very limited access to broadband services, so we have been devising different strategies to change that. We see it [the 2.5GHz band licences] as an opportunity to achieve that policy objective,’ Smith said.

Smith added that the government has also set aside spectrum for 3G licences, to be auctioned at a later date.