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Timor-Leste Telecommunication

For information on Timor-Leste Telecommunications contact details, please se the following link: 

4.8 Timor-Leste Additional Service Provision Contact List

Timor Telecom (TT) is currently the only Telecommunications operator for fixed and mobile services of East Timor and was awarded the concession contract, after an international competition that was arbitrated by the United Nations and Timorese Government.
Internet is commercially provided through two established, government approved operators, Timor Telecom and I-Net.
There are two government departments involved in telecommunications issues; Department National Information Communications and Technology (DNICT) and the Communication Regulatory authority (CRA).
The international prefix for East Timor is 670.

Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

(Yes / No)

Yes

 

Does it allow international calls?

(Yes / No)

Yes

On average, number and length of downtime periods

Interruptions are limited

Mobile phone providers (List)

Yes

Estimated availability and coverage

(Approximate percentage of national coverage)

n/a

For subscription registration and application with Timor Telecom, simple and straightforward procedure.

Telecommunication Regulation

Regulations

Regulations on usage or import of:

Yes / No

Regulating Authority

Satellite

Yes

CRA

HF Radio

Yes

CRA

UHF/VHF/HF radio: handheld, base and mobile

Yes

DNICT

UHF/VHF repeaters

Yes

DNICT

GPS

n/a

n/a

VSAT

Yes

CRA

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required
n/a
Frequency Licenses Required
n/a

NOTE: Procedure for importation on ICT equipment: Approval from CRA in addition to usual customs procedures.

Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems

Adapted extracts from Timor-Leste Emergency Telecommunications Cluster:
Frequency Management VHF & HF
The design of the VHF & HF network utilizes existing frequencies in use by the UN, the VHF & HF channels utilized by all UN agencies & NGO’s in Timor-Leste are presented below (exact frequencies are considered confidential).
* NGO have previously been using VAST communications, they are now in negotiations with the government of to attain permission for their continued use.

Existing UN Telecommunication Systems

Organisations 

UNMIT

UN Agencies

NGOs

SOC

VHF frequencies

5 Channels4 Channels3 Channels6 Channels

HF frequencies

16 Channels9 Channels7 ChannelsNone dedicated.

Repeaters

(Locations)

6 Unitsdepend on UN3 Unitsn/a

VSAT

Yes –respective departmentsYes –respective departments* see footnoten/a