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Institutional details 2007
Name of Authority
n/a
Year created n/a
Legal document that created the authority
n/a
Reports to
Does the Regulatory Authority also regulate other public utilities (e.g. electricity, gas, etc.)?
n/a
Is the Regulatory Authority autonomous in its decision making?
n/a
Who approves the budget of the Regulator?
n/a
Indicate the percentage of budget financed from each source:
Structure of the Regulator 2007
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Justice Prem Persaud (Chairman (PUC))
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members 3
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? Yes
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Sector Minister
Period of appointment (years): Three(3) Years
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 11
Regulatory Functions 2007
M Om R Licensing
Overall reponsibility for Licensing rests with the Sector Ministry, However NFMU addresses Licensing of the use of the frequency spectrum and the Director of Telecommunications addresses licensing of the Telecom operators.
R Interconnection rates
Responsibility of the PUC
n/a Price Regulation
Om Technical standards settings
M R Radio frequency allocation
Responsibility of NFMU. Frequency assignment via Licenses issued by Sector Ministry and NFMU
M R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
Responsibility of NFMU. Sector ministry authorises seizures.
R Numbering
NFMU
R Type approval
NFMU
R Service quality monitoring
PUC, DOT
R Universal Service
PUC, DOT
R Quality of service standards
PUC, DOT
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
PUC, DOT
M R Broadcasting
Licensing by Sector Ministry.Monitoring and enforcement by NFMU.
M Om Broadcasting content
Sector Ministry on advise of Advisory Committie on Broadcasting
M Information technology
Sector Minister
NR Internet content
Key: M - Sector Ministry
R - Regulatory Authority
Om - Other Ministry or Government body
Op - Operator
O - Other
NR - Not regulated
Recent Legislation 2007
YearLegislation
1999 Public Utilities Commission Act ,1999
1990 National Frequency Management Unit Order No. 79 of 1990
Order that established the NFMU which was made under the Public Corportions Act 1988
1990 Telecommunications Act
Applies to wireline telephony and cable television.
  Posts and Telegraph Act
Amended in 1927. Regulates all radiocommunication.

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