Vanuatu’s Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) has confirmed that it has issued a telecoms licence to new operator Global Telecom Pacific. The licence was awarded on 6 March, and is valid for 15 years.
Global Telecom Pacfic is expected to enter the market as an internet service provider (ISP). According to the TRR, prior to the award of a concession to the new entrant, a total of seven operators held authorisations for the provision of telecoms services in the country, namely: Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL), Digicel Vanuatu, Wantok Networks, Incite Technology at Work, Interchange Limited, Telsat Broadband and Spim Limited. TVL and Digicel are the only operators authorised to provide mobile and fixed telephony services, while the remainder of the companies are ISPs.