Monday 13 May 2013
The Board of the Commerce and Employment Department is seeking feedback on its proposal to introduce legislation to set a new charge on telecommunications activities which are made possible through the use of the Island's radio spectrum.
Deputy Kevin Stewart, Minister, said: "The States of Guernsey do not currently charge mobile network operators for the use of the Island's radio spectrum. The Board believes that radio spectrum is a limited resource belonging to all Islanders, and that, in recognition of this fact, it would be appropriate for the mobile network operators to make a financial contribution to the Island in this way."
Information received from the consultation process will assist the Board in making its final decision on this matter.
The consultation document is available to view online at: https://www.gov.gg/spectrum
The closing date for responses is Monday 3 June, 17:00.
It is the intention of the Commerce and Employment Department Board that its policy on this matter will have been finalised and confirmed to all interested parties by the time the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) resume the 4G consultation process.