Institutional details 2016
Name of Authority
Edwin Castillo
Year created 1996
Legal document that created the authority
Ley 26 de 29 de enero de 1996
Reports to Report to Government (or Prime Minister) & Report to other Ministry
Does the Regulatory Authority also regulate other public utilities (e.g. electricity, gas, etc.)?
Is the Regulatory Authority autonomous in its decision making?
Who approves the budget of the Regulator?
Indicate the percentage of budget financed from each source:
Contributions from regulated telecom operators based on turnover; percentage: Hasta el 1% ; percentage of operator revenue (turnover):
Structure of the Regulator 2016
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Roberto Meana Melendez (Administrador General)
Is it a collegial body? No
Total number of members n/a
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? n/a
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 461
Regulatory Functions 2016
R Licensing
Op Interconnection rates
Op Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
R Type approval
n/a Service quality monitoring
Om R Universal Service
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
Op Broadcasting content
Om Information technology
n/a Internet content
Key: M - Sector Ministry
R - Regulatory Authority
Om - Other Ministry or Government body
Op - Operator
O - Other
NR - Not regulated
Recent Legislation 2016
2006 Decreto Ley No. 10 de 22 de Febrero de 2006
Que reestructura el Ente Regulador de los Servicios Públicos bajo la denominación de Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Públicos
2002 Resolución No. JD-3282 de 15 de abril
Por medio del cual se aprueba el reglamento sobre la operación del servicio de telefonía móvil celular en la República de Panamá. No se esperan modificaciones antes del año 2007
2001 Ley 54 de 25 de octubre
Ley de Telefonía Celular.
2001 Resolución No. JD-2802 de 11 de junio de 2001
Establishes rules governing the provision of basic telecommunication services as from 2003.
1999 Ley No. 24 de 30 de junio de 1999
An act governing radio and television services in Panama. No changes are expected before 2005.
1998 Decreto Ejecutivo No. 138 de 15 de junio de 1998
Establishes rules for the use of facilities dedicated to the provision of telecommunication, radio and television services. No changes are expected before 2005.
1997 Decreto Ejecutivo No. 73 de 29 de abril de 1997
Establishes implementing regulations pursuant to Law 31 of 1996. The possibility is being considered of amending some of the provisions contained in the regulations, in preparation for the process of opening the market to competition, which will commence in 2003.
1996 Decreto Ejecutivo No. 21 de 12 de enero de 1996
Establishes regulations governing the operation of mobile cellular telephone service in Panama. No changes are expected before 2007.
1996 Legislación en-línea
Creación del Ente Regulador
1996 Ley N°26 de 29 de enero
Establishment of the regulatory body.

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