Meeting of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Task Force

May 10, 2023
Venue: Virtual Via Zoom Videoconferencing

The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) invites you to attend a scheduled meeting of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Task Force via Zoom videoconferencing from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. eastern Caribbean time (UTC-4) on 10th May 2023. 


Regional harmonisation of spectrum management policies and practices as well as relevant capacity building initiatives are being coordinated regionally by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) through the work of the Spectrum Management Steering Committee (SMSC) and the multi-stakeholder Spectrum Management Task Force (SMTF). The harmonisation work continues to be guided by tenets of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Strategic Plan developed by these two groups, which seeks to achieve the following goals across the region: 

  • Harmonisation of national frequency allocations and band plans, including common frequencies and international protocols for disaster management and emergency telecommunications 
  • Minimisation of cross border interference 
  • Establishment of common approaches to digital broadcasting switchover, TV white spaces regulation and spectrum pricing. 

In addition to focusing on these goals, the ongoing work of the SMTF and SMSC also creates and leverages capacity-building opportunities and addresses important current matters arising, such as regional preparations for the ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC-23 is upcoming). 

During the last meeting of the SMTF, which was held in person with remote participation at the Iberostar Beach Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica from the 6th to 8th February 2023, the Task Force formulated its Action Plan for 2023. This May 2023 meeting will receive feedback on the Action Plan coming from the SMSC and review in some detail the final report from the 2nd Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM2) for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023.  

Spectrum Management Task Force (SMTF) Meeting Objectives: 10th May 2023  

The main objectives of this meeting, which is open to representatives of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Task Force, Steering Committee and other resource personnel are: 

  • to consider feedback on the SMTF’s Action Plan for 2023 received from the SMSC 
  • to review the final report from the 2nd Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM2) for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) 
  • to consider plans and meetings for 2023 in the run-up to WRC-23. 



10th May 2023 
Indicative Time
Agenda Items  Lead / Presenter 
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks CTU / SMTF Chair
10:13 a.m. Group Photo
10:15 a.m. Feedback on the SMTF Action Plan 2023 from the SMSC SMTF Chair
10:45 a.m. Overview and Update on the Preparations for WRC-23

Terrestrial Services Agenda Items of WRC-23


Space Services Agenda Items of WRC-23

Karlis Bogens, Terrestrial Services Department, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau (ITU-BR)

Mehtap Dufour and Akim Falou Dine, Space Services Department, ITU-BR

12:45 p.m. 2023 Meeting Outlook and Plans SMTF Chair
 12:55 p.m.  Any Other Business SMTF Chair
 1:00 p.m.  End of Meeting  SMTF Chair