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Application Fees


With effect from 1 August 2005, the following application fees must accompany an application for a licence for the ICT Networks or ICT Services detailed below. Where a single application covers more than one network or service, the total application fee is the sum of the fees for the individual networks and services. Cheques should be made out to "The Information and Communications Technology Authority", and should be in Cayman Islands' Dollars drawn on a Cayman Islands' bank. Fees also may be paid by wire transfer. Please contact the Authority for details.

It should be noted that no application will be processed until all application fees have been received.


Application Fees for Major Public ICT Networks

Please see this document Application Fees for Major Public ICT Networks and Services


Application Fees for ICT Services

Please see this document Application Fees for Major Public ICT Networks and Services




  1. If an applicant applies for approval to be licensed for more than one of: C1, C2, or C3 Types of ICT Networks on a single application form, a reduced fee of $1,500.00 will apply to each type of Mobile network. For example, if an applicant applies for approval to be licensed for one of: C1, C2, or C3 Types of ICT Networks, an application fee of $3,500.00 will apply. If an applicant applies to be licensed for two of: C1, C2, or C3 Types of ICT Networks, an application fee of $5,000.00 ($3,500.00 + $1,500.00) will apply.
  2. This licence permits a Licensee to offer international voice and data communications to the Licensee's business clients solely for use in emergency situations. An emergency is defined as instances where the client's normal communications service provider(s) is unable to provide its services for a period of such duration that there is a material impact upon the transaction of the client's normal business (e.g. as the result of damage following a hurricane) and the Authority has acknowledged in writing the existance of such conditions.
  3. Information Security Services may be licensed by the Authority on application from Persons who wish to be so licensed, but such licensing is not mandatory. Where a Person wishing to provide Information Security Services makes application to the Authority for an ICT Service Licence, the Authority will process that application in the same manner and to the same standards as it would process applications for any other type of ICT Service Licence, and the Authority may decline to award such Licence.


  1. The following terms have the same definition as those provided in the Information and Communications Technology Authority Law, 2002:


    • Authority
    • ICT
    • ICT Network
    • ICT Service
    • Interconnection
    • Internet Access
    • Licence
    • Licensee
    • Message
    • Person
    • Subscriber
  2. In this document:


    • "Commercial Operation" means the use of an ICT Network by a Licensee to provide an ICT Service to any Person (with the exception of their own employees) or other Licensee, charging a fee for that service.

    • "Communication System" means facilities, equipment or components which are used for the emission, transmission or reception of Messages by any wire, cable, radio, wireless, microwave, laser, satellite, optical (including all free space optical techniques) or other electromagnetic system, or by any similar technical system, provided the facilities, equipment or components are located in the Cayman Islands, or operated from ships, aircraft or spacecraft registered or operating in the Cayman Islands. For the purposes of this document, the term "Communication System" includes a whole Communication System, equipment or facilities forming part of a Communication System, or an individual component of a Communication System.

    • "Information Security Services" has the meaning given in the Electronic Transactions Law, 2000.

    • "Infrastructure" has the meaning given in the Interconnection and Access to Infrastructure Regulations, 2003.

    • "Internet Service Provider" means a Person who provides Internet Access to Subscribers.

    • "Publication of directories" means the supply of directory listings in any medium, format or sequence information whereby the identity of Subscribers may be made public.

    • "Sound broadcasting" means all forms of sound broadcasting transmitted from a station in the Cayman Islands.

    • "Telephony" means:


      1. All forms of wholesale telephony or any other form of supply of Communication System capacity, whether as interconnection services or as airtime, by one ICT Licensee to one or more other ICT Licensees or by an ICT Licensee to Subscribers;
      2. All forms of retail telephony involving the transmission to and from Subscribers of signals over Communication Systems, including the domestic and international transmission of voice, data, facsimile, moving image or still image messages, regardless of the method of transmission;
      3. All forms of providing (including selling, leasing, renting, gifting etc.) dark or unlit fibre to any Person.
    • Television broadcasting means:


      1. All forms of terrestrial television broadcasting transmitted from a station in the Cayman Islands;
      2. All forms of television broadcasting distributed by cable, satellite or other ICT Network (including the Internet) from a distribution point located in the Cayman Islands.
    • Video on Demand means the streaming of video material in the Cayman Islands in response to a request from a subscriber, or for subsequent resale to a subscriber, except where the video stream is delivered over the public Internet or the video material is television programming.