NATIONAL INFORMATION AND
National Information & Communication Technology Act 2009
National Information & Communication Technology (Radio Spectrum) Regulation 2010
Guideline Setting the Values of ‘T’ & ‘L’ Factors of the Annual Variable
Spectrum Fee Formula
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This guideline is issued by the National Information & Communication Technology Authority (NICTA) Pursuant to Section 6(7) of the National Information & Communication Technology (Radio Spectrum) Regulation, 2010 (the “Radio Spectrum Regulation”).
NICTA is Papua New Guinea’s ICT regulator and Licensing Authority. As the radio spectrum manager,
NICTA regulates access to the radio frequency spectrum through three types of
radiocommunications licences; Spectrum License, Apparatus License and Class License. The Radio
Spectrum Regulation prescribes the method of calculating annual radiocommunications license fees
for Apparatus Licences and Spectrum Licences issued on administrative basis. The fees are
calculated in accordance with the Annual Variable Spectrum Fee (AVSF) formula set out in Schedule
2 of the Radio Spectrum Regulation taking into account relevant parameters and factors of the
This guideline is issued by NICTA pursuant to Section 6(7) of the Radio Spectrum Regulation. The
guideline describes the rationale for and sets the values for the Type of Service Factor (T) and the
Location Factor (L).
Annual Variable Spectrum Fee (AVSF) FORMULA
The Annual Variable Spectrum Fee Formula is set out in Schedule 2 of the Radio Spectrum
Regulations and reproduced below.
Annual Variable Spectrum Fee (AVSF) = V x 2600/F x B x T x L
Where ‘V’ is 454, ‘F’ is the Frequency, ‘B’ is the frequency bandwidth (in MHz), ‘T’ is the type of service
Factor and ‘L’ is the location factor.
2. VALUES OF “L” and “T” FOR APPARATUS LICENSES [Section 6(3) (c)]
3.1 Location Factor (“L”)
Major Towns are ascribed the maximum value L = 1. The value of L is reduced for less populated
locations where there is less economic activity and potential for congestion. The values of L are
independent of type of apparatus and have the same ranges as shown in the tables below. 3.2 Type of Service Factor (“T”)
Most fixed and mobile services use low transmit power and T is not dependent on power. The value
of T = 1 is chosen as the reference value attributed to a fixed point to point link. Due to the directivity of links the same channel may be used at least 4 times in the same location. However with a point to multi point link reuse in the same location is not possible. Since a point to multi point link denies spectrum reuse 4 times more than a point to point link therefore the value of T = 4.
Similarly, a corporate licence for a system comprising one repeater and several mobile and handheld stations denies the reuse of the same channel in the same area. However a handheld or mobile station would allow the same channel to be shared by others thus are attributed lower T values.
The Values of T for various types of apparatus and services are shown in Table 1a, 1b, 1c.
Table 1a: Values of T & L Factors for Apparatus licenses excluding Satellite and Broadcast stations
Locality Service Type Apparatus type T L
Fixed Major Towns Point to Point Station 1.00 1.00
Point to Multipoint Station 4.00 Minor Towns 0.60
Cellular Base Station 4.00 Rural/Remote 0.30
ISM Point to Point 0.00
ISM Point to Multipoint 0.00
Mobile Corporate Station 4.00
Cellular Base Station 4.00
Repeater Station 1.00
Base Station 1.00
Aeronautical Station 1.00
Coast Station 1.00
Limited Coast Station 1.00
Mobile Station 0.10
Handheld Station 0.10
Ship Station 0.10
Aircraft Station 0.10
Amateur Amateur Station 0.10
Radio Radio Location 4.00
Determination Radio Navigation 4.00
Meteorological Meteorological Station 4.00
Fixed Point to Point 1000 7 GHz 7425 7725 7575 14 1 1 2182
Point to MP 1100 1.5 GHz 1428 1524 1476 2 4 1 6398 Broadcasting services use a range of transmit power, which affects the value of T, accordingly. High Mobile Corporate(V) 700 VHF High 148 174 161 0.05 4 1 1466