The Communication Act 2013 implements the Government of Kiribati‟s policy for the reform of the ICT sector adopted in April 2011. The central objective of that policy is to achieve open and competitive communications markets in Kiribati. International experience suggests that competition will deliver significant social and economic benefits, through improved services, lower prices, and broader coverage.
The Act sets up a new framework for regulation of communications. The framework is intended to provide modern, independent, non-discriminatory and proportionate regulation of communications in Kiribati. The Act has been developed having regard to international best practices and the particular needs of Kiribati.