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The Telecommunications Commission is conducting a consultation into the use of the unlicensed frequency bands in the 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz as a delivery mechanism to provide public telecommunications services, especially those that are offered commercially-for-profit over an unlicensed architecture, and to assess whether such commercial applications should be permitted within the Turks & Caicos Islands. As such, Industry stakeholders and the wider public are invited to participate and provide comments to the consultation questions that are defined within this consultation document.
 
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos- (July 10, 2019) - The Telecommunications Commission is seeking the counsel of the public on the subject of number portability for the Turks and Caicos. Number portability is the ability to retain your number when changing providers. This facility is regulated by the Commission but carried out by local telecommunications carriers.
 
The Commission on May 31, 2017 received two responses on to the Proposed Competition Regulations (the ConDoc) published April 19, 2017. The Commission hereby invites interested parties to provided their input and comments with respect to the responses received by Digicel and Flow, available on the Commission’s website under Public Consultation (PN 2017-3). Reply Responses are due on June 14, 2017 by 4pm.
 
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FAQ For Type Approval Certificate

Are there any application forms or declarations that must be completed? Can you please send me copies?
Yes. The application can be downloaded from this website. Be sure to check the website for current application before an application is submitted.

How long will it take for Type Approval to be issued?
Once the application has been submitted and includes all required information and payment has been confirmed, the certificate should be available between 1‐10 business days.

Is a Local Representative necessary? Could a foreign agent/manufacturer directly apply for Type Approval Certificate?
Presently no local representative is necessary so a foreign agent/manufacture can apply directly to the TCITC.

What are the costs for testing and Type Approval?
Because TCITC does not test Low Power Devices there is no cost. However there is a charge of USD$100.00 for a Type approval certificate if an agent/manufacture requests one.

What documentation should be included in the Type Approval application? Does the application have to be submitted in English?
An applicant is required to send a written request to the TCI Telecommunications Commission via email, fax, or post. Documentations should include technical specifications of the device, available test reports and Type Approval Certificate from FCC or Industry Canada. All applications should be submitted in English only.

What is the Type Approval procedure for low power devices such as Wireless LAN, Bluetooth and GSM products in Turks and Caicos Islands?
The TCITC has an informal procedure in place to offer Type Approval Certificates for low power devices to any company that requests an official type approval certificate or letter for the device. When considering an application It is required that the device be certified with an FCC or Industry Canada identification number because laboratory measurements or technical reports on such devices are not perform locally.

What types of products and network bands are available for use by Wireless LAN and Bluetooth equipment in Turks and Caicos Islands?
The Turks and Caicos Island is in Region 2 in the ITU requirement assignment. However, TCI allows the use of approved devices from the USA and Canada, as the most likely sources of equipment sold here.

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