One of the primary responsibilities of the Communications Authority (CA) is management of the country’s radio frequency spectrum and numbering resources. Management of this scarce resource entails planning and assignment of spectrum to various radio communications services and users.
CA carries out national co-ordination to ensure harmonious sharing of frequencies by various users and services. It also performs international and regional frequency co-ordination to avoid harmful interference of frequency users in different administrations.
The services that require frequency licences from CA include; TV and FM radio broadcasting, cellular mobile telecommunications, satellite communications, aeronautical and maritime radio services as well as emergency and disaster communication services.
To ensure that assigned spectrum is used in accordance with the licence terms and conditions, the Authority carries out inspection and monitoring exercises.