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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.
 
The Telecommunications Commission pursuant to Sections 4 and 27 of the Telecommunications Ordinance 2009, the Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission hereby gives Invitation to Tender (ITT) the redesign, hosting & maintenance of www.telecommission.tc through contracted sub-registrars; The ITT outlines the general description and requirements and is issued for eligible service providers to submit tenders in response to this tender notice. (PN 2016-6) can be viewed under Public Consultations heading on our website)
 
The Telecommunications Commission pursuant to Sections 4 and 27 of the Telecommunications Ordinance 2009 and Section 14 of the Telecommunications Numbering Regulations 2005, the Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission hereby gives notice that it is initiating a consultation process to assess the appropriateness and feasibility of introducing Number Portability into the Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications market. (PN 2016-5) can be viewed under Public Consultations heading on our website)
 
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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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