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2016 In 2016, there was a 7% decrease in revenue for licence fees collected by the NTRC on behalf of the Government in 2016 compared to 2015. This is mainly due to a decline in two of the Telecommunications Providers’ revenue. View
2015 In 2015, there was a 53% increase in 2015 for frequency fees. Additional fees were collected for new frequencies as well as for frequency authorization modifications. View
2014 In 2014, there was a 98% increase in the application fees as there was a significant increase in new applications. In addition, there were a number of licences and frequency authorizations that were renewed. View
2013 The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) hosted the first annual Idea and Innovation Competition known as the i2 Competition. The NTRC was able to partner and get assistance from the National Insurance Services (NIS), the Searchlight Newspaper, the Ministry of Education and the Center for Enterprise Development (CED). View
2012 The SMART Project contract was signed in November of 2012 with LIME for a total of One Million, Six Hundred and Ninety Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety Four Dollars ($1,698,994.00) and is for a period of five years. View
2011 The revenue generated by the telecom operators in 2011 decreased by a small margin. This was due to a decrease in Cable and Wireless’ International and Domestic revenue, however, there was a slight increase in their mobile revenue. View
2010 The mobile revenue generated by the operators in 2009 and 2010 fluctuated on a monthly basis for both companies during the two years. Digicel performed better than Cable and Wireless for two years and in some cases by as much as 100%. View
2009 The Universal Service Fund (USF) was formally launched in 2009 and three projects were developed to the tender stage after having conducted an island wide assessment of current ICT infrastructure, penetration levels and needs of our citizens. View
2008 One of the major objectives dealt with by the NTRC in 2008 was establishing the Universal Service Fund (USF). This involved getting the necessary regulatory instruments enacted by the Government which included the Universal Service Fund Order and the Universal Service Regulations. View
2007 In 2007, there was an approximate doubling of the application fees received. This increased activity directly related to processing of applications related to Cricket World Cup and requests for additional spectrum from existing providers. View
2006 For the year 2006, all telecom operators except Wireless Ventures reported an increase in gross revenues. Digicel recorded the highest increase of 13% over the previous year’s figures. View
2005 The regional Numbering plan was completed in 2005 and work commenced on preparing the National Numbering plans. Consultations were also had with stakeholders regarding a proposal to implement administrative fees for numbers assigned. View
2004 This was a great year as it related to Spectrum Management. The NTRC finally received the specialized equipment to carry out its Spectrum Management and Monitoring activities as mandated by the Telecom Act. View
2003 The liberalisation of the Telecom Sector continued in 2003 with the NTRC approving two mobile interconnection agreements setting the stage for the launch of mobile competition in St.Vincent & the Grenadines. View