Call of Views on Communications National Spectrum Plan (NSP)

June 16, 2021, The Ministry responsible for Communications (i.e MEIDECC) has intended pursuant to section 86 of the Communication Act 2015, that the Regulator shall have to develop and update once every two (2) years a plan which is known as the National Spectrum Plan (NSP); and beforehand shall put forth for a consultation under section 86(4) of the Act, before it is approved by the Minister of MEIDECC by declaration (section 86(3)).

The purpose of the National Spectrum Plan is to enable the Regulator of the communications sector (for the time-being, the Ministry) to manage the radio frequency spectrum over a period of at least 5 years (section 86(2)), which includes:

  • the policy of how different parts of the radio frequency spectrum are used and allocated;
  • have any proposed changes to how parts of the radio frequency spectrum are used or allocated (including the details of the changes and relevant timelines); and
  • to identify any part of the radio frequency spectrum that is a valuable state resource.

A Wall Chart of the frequency allocation table is attached for ease of reference for each range of radio frequencies allocated to which band of services.

Should you have any views on the National Spectrum Plan, please, feel free to incorporate them to the Draft National Spectrum Plan attached and submit back to Mr. 'Álifeleti Tuíhalamaka, Director for Communications on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also submit by hardcopy address to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry, as shown below –

Paula P. Ma'u
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment,
Climate Change and Communications
Government of the Kingdom of Tonga
P.O. Box 1380
O.G. Sanft Building
Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
Attention: ‘Alifeleti Tuíhalamaka

The consultation period will commence on June 16, 2021 and will continue for a period not exceeding one (1) month (i.e. and will close on July 20, 2021) (‘consultation period’).

We, thank you in anticipation of your views, as we work together to effectively regulating our communications sector.

Encl. National Spectrum Plan; National Spectrum Wall Chart


Issued by:
Department of Communication, MEIDECC.

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