Meeting of the Spectrum Management Task Force

May 16, 2024
Venue: Jamaica

The CTU has scheduled a meeting of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Task Force at the Half Moon Hotel, Jamaica on 16th May 2024. This meeting is scheduled to take place after the inaugural Caribbean Spectrum Management Conference, organised by ForumGlobal and hosted by Spectrum Management Authority, Jamaica on 14th–15th May 2024 at the Half Moon Hotel. 


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 ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences. 

Spectrum Management Task Force (SMTF) Meeting Objectives: 16th May 2024   

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 reconstitute the membership and elect the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Task Force for a two-year term; 
  • To provide status updates on the 2024 Action Plan; 
  • To engage with industry stakeholders to gather useful and relevant information; 
  • To work collectively to address relevant matters arising for the attention of the Task Force.  

Persons attending the associated Caribbean Spectrum Management Conference are also advised to visit that web site for additional information. 

Target Audience 

  • Members of the Spectrum Management Task Force  
  • Members of the Spectrum Management Steering Committee 
  • Representatives (Policy Makers and Regulators) from CTU member countries 
  • Policy-makers and regulators from non-CTU countries 
  • Caribbean telecommunications industry practitioners and stakeholders  
  • Other telecommunications industry practitioners and stakeholders 
  • Telecommunications industry associations and regional organisations 
  • International telecommunications organisations  
  • CTU Secretariat support staff. 



Provisional Agenda


Indicative Time

(UTC -5) 

Agenda Items  Lead/Presenter 
9:00 a.m.  Opening Remarks CTU / SMTF Chair
9:15 a.m.  SMTF Executive Elections CTU
9:25 a.m.  Status Updates of 2024 Action Plan SMTF Chair
10:45 a.m.  Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.  Status Updates of 2024 Action Plan SMTF Chair
12:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:30 p.m. 


 Industry presentations / Q&A
CITEL PCC.II Update Mr. Tarcisio Bakaus, ANATEL, Brazil
GSMA Presentation Ms. Carol Sosa Leguizamon, GSMA
GSA Regional Spotlight: 4G & 5G status and spectrum perspectives in Latin America and the Caribbean

(GSA Reports, Private Mobile Networks Summary, Ericsson Mobility Report)

Mr. Jose Ayala, Ericsson
GSOA and Satellite Industry Updates


Ms. Natalia Vicente, GSOA VP Public Affairs
Ms. Catherine Hinckley, Telesat
Mr. Ryan Johnson, Viasat
Ms. Gabriela Lago, Echostar
Mr. Zach Blackburn, Amazon
Update from the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Ms. Martha Suarez, President, DSA
3:00 p.m.   Coffee Break
3:30 p.m.  Brazil presentation Mr. Tarcisio Bakaus, ANATEL, Brazil
3:15 p.m.  Digital Transformation in Spectrum Management and Monitoring (PPT) Mr. Daniel Rosas, TES Americas
3:45 p.m.  Any Other Business

Transition of SMTF Leadership

SMTF Chair
4:00 p.m.  Closure of Meeting