Montserrat Info-Communications Authority "Drops The Puck" on National Spectrum Plan System

MICA is the local authority responsible for managing all of Montserrat's telecommunications licensing and the associated allocation of the valuable spectrum.

Montserrat Info-Communications Authority "Drops The Puck" on National Spectrum Plan System

Paul Payne Board Member, Hogarth Sergeant, Board Member, Monica Blake, Corporate Secretary Clifton Riley, Executive Manager and Jim Stewart, PWC Project Manager, | Image Credit David Winter PWC President.

The Montserrat Info-Communications Authority (MICA) completed the implementation of its new enterprise software system designed to manage the island's National Spectrum Plan.

MICA is the local authority responsible for managing all of Montserrat's telecommunications licensing and the associated allocation of the valuable spectrum. Spectrum is the scarce resource that enables internet connectivity, mobile phones, aircraft and shipping communications plus broadcasters on AM FM and TV frequencies, along with a host of other telecommunications practices.

The new integrated telecommunications management system (iTMS) Go-Live date was Wednesday April 2, 2014. The Canadian company, PW Consulting, that built and installed the system for MICA celebrated the milestone with the staff and board members in a typically Canadian ice hockey fashion by "dropping the puck" to symbolize the accomplishment. The new system will enhance MICA's ability to manage all aspects of spectrum use on Montserrat, create a "knowledge repository" on all frequency use and optimize activates around the allocation and frequency occupancy for all customer types that MICA serves.

The Montserrat Info-Communications Authority was established to regulate the info-communications sector on the island of Montserrat. The authority works to ensure fair competitive practice by all info-communications providers and to maintain high quality info-communications services at fair and competitive prices. The MICA office is located in St Peters and can be reached at 664 491 3789, via email at authority@mica.ms or on the web at www.mica.ms