Date: February 24 - 2017

All fees are in Barbados Dollars (Bds) and are payable in Barbados Dollars to: The Chief Telecommunications Officer ($1 BDS approx= $0.51 USD, $120 BDS = $61 USD)

SCHEDULE II

SCHEDULE OF LICENCE FEES PAYABLE FOR
VARIOUS TYPES OF TELECOMMUNICAITONS
NETWORK OPERATORS AND SERVICES IN BARBADOS

 

VALUE ADDED SERVICES/SERVICE PROVIDER INDIVIDUAL LICENCE
Category of LicenceApplication FeeAnnual Operating Fee
Resale of Leased Circuit Services $300.00 $3,000
International Simple Resale $300.00 $3,000
Public Internet Access Service $300.00 $3,000
Internet Exchange Services $300.00 $3,000
Virtual Private Network Services $300.00 $3,000
Managed Data Network Services $300.00 $3,000
Bandwidth Capacity Exchange Services $300.00 $3,000
Backhaul Bandwidth Capacity Services $300.00 $3,000
Other New Types of Value Added Services $300.00 $3,000
Store-and-Forward (S&F) VAS Nil $100
Live Audiotex Services Nil $200 every 3 years

 

VALUE ADDED SERVICE PROVIDER CLASS LICENCE
Category of LicenceApplication FeeAnnual Operating Fee
Callback/Call Re-Origination Service NIL $100
Internet-based Voice and/or Data Services NIL $100
Store-and-Retrieve (S&R) VAN Services NIL NIL
International Calling Card (ICC) Services NIL $100
Audiotex Services NIL $100

 

FIXED AND MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICES
Category of LicenceApplication FeeAnnual Operating Fee
Public Commercial Satellite Uplink Downlink Gateway Services $500 1% of AGTO of Business or $20,000 whichever is greater
Private VSAT Network/Operator $50 $3,000 per VSAT
Commercial VSAT Network Operator $300 1% of AGTO plus $300 per VSAT
GMPCS Service Providers $300 1% of AGTO of the business
GMPCS Terminals $30 NIL
Interactive VSAT Terminal $30 $3,000 per VSAT
VSAT Terminal for Radio, Determination and Related Services $30 $150 per VSAT
Satellite-based Paging Network and Services $300 $3,000
VSAT (Internet Application) $500 1% of the AGTO or $20,000 or whichever is greater
VSAT Terminal for Space Research and Related Services $30 $1,500 per VSAT
VSAT for Amateur Satellite Services $30 $150 per VSAT
VSAT (Downlink for Broadcast reception only) $100 $1,000 per VSAT

 

TELECOM ACCESS BUREAU SERVICES PROVIDERS
Category of LicenceApplication FeeAnnual Operating Fee
Cyber-Cafes Telephone Bureau Mulitpurpose Community Telecentres (MCTs) $300 Not Applicable

 

INTERNATIONAL, MOBILE,FIXED WIRELESS AND FIXED SERVICE AND NETWORK PROVIDERS
Category of LicenceApplication FeeAnnual Operating Fee
International and Mobile $5,000 $750,000 for the first year and thereafter 3% of *adjusted revenue for licensable activity or $750,000 whichever is greater
International (new) $5,000 $375,000 for the first year and thereafter 1.5% of *adjusted revenue for licensable activity or $375,000 whichever is greater
Fixed $5,000 $375,000 for the first year and thereafter 1.5% of *adjusted revenue for licensable activity or $375,000 whichever is greater
Fixed Wireless $5,000 $20,000 for the first year and thereafter 1.5% of *adjusted revenue for licensable activity or $375,000 whichever is greater
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) $2,500 $187,500 for the first year and thereafter 0.75% of *adjusted revenue for licensable activity or $375,000 whichever is greater
*To be adjusted for interconnection charges paid to any carrier. S.I. 2006 No. 92

 

SPECTRUM FOR USE WITH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS            
Exclusive Use of SpectrumApplication FeeAnnual Operating Fee
of 25 kHz or less $200 $500
of more than 25 kHZ but less than 500 KHz $500 $500
of 500kHZ or more but less than 1 MHZ $1200 $500
of 1 MHZ or more but less than 20MHZ $3000

$20,000 for the first MHZ of occupied 

bandwidth and $500 per subsequent MHZ of

occupied bandwidth or part thereof.

of 20 MHz or more $6000

$20,000 for the first MHZ of occupied 

bandwidth and $500 per subsequent MHZ of occupied bandwidth or part thereof.

 

 

 

 

Barbados signs Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) Agreement with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at a meeting held at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Chief Telecommunications Officer of Barbados, Mr Reginald Bourne (left) and the Director of ITU's Telecommunications Development Bureau, Mr Brahima Sanou (right), are congratulated by the Secretary General of the CTU, Ms Bernadette Lewis after the signing of the CIRT Agrreement.

Government Notices

Government Notice - 2017

The following types of licences are renewable in January 2017 as they will expire on December 31, 2016.

Licensees have until January 30, 2017 to renew their licences.

From January 31, 2017 to March 31, 2017 these licences may be renewed but a 25% late payment fee will be payable.

 From April 01, 2017, unpaid licences may be revoked by the Minister responsible for Telecommunications:

 

1. Sellers and Dealers;
2. Citizen Band Operators;
3. Amateur Radio Operators;
4. Model Equipment Owners;
5. General Radio Communications;
6. Fishing Vessels and all other Ship Stations;
7. Coast Stations;
 

 Date: 30 November 2016

Legislation

Link - Legislation Tab  at left - Computer Misuse Act, Fair Trading Act, Electronic Transaction Act, General Orders, Financial Management and Audit Rules 2011, etc.

 

HIPCAR Tab added at left - Model Text  for Cybercrime, e-Commerce, Freedom of Information, Licensing Regulations etc.

Update: 30 November 2012