The spectrum of radio frequencies is part of the public domain of the State. The Telecommunications Regulatory Board is responsible for managing the frequency spectrum on behalf of the State. Its general mission is to coordinate, plan, monitor and optimize the use of the frequency spectrum according to national requirements and in accordance with the provisions of Convention, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radiocommunication Constitution and Regulations, as well as other relevant international treaties.
The allocation of the radio frequency bands is entrusted to an Inter-ministerial Committee for the Assignment of Frequency Bands (CIABAF), under the authority of the Telecommunications Administration. In the event of interference caused by transmitting or receiving radio stations, the CIABAF may prescribe any technical arrangements to remedy the interference. The use of frequencies is subject to the payment of a fee determined by regulation.
The arrangements for payment and distribution of this fee between the Treasury, the CIABAF and the Board are set out in a specific text of the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications. The Telecommunications administration may, after consulting the Board, limit the number of assignment agreements. Additional information on this subject can be found in the law governing electronic communications.
Source: Law of 2010/013 of 21 December 2010 governing electronic communications in Cameroon.