Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
Institutional details 2013
Name of Authority
Ministry of Telecommunications, Science & Technology
Year created n/a
Legal document that created the authority
Reports to
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:
Structure of the Regulator 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
n/a (n/a)
Is it a collegial body? n/a
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: n/a
Regulatory Functions 2013
M Licensing
M Om Op Interconnection rates
M Price Regulation
NR Technical standards settings
Follow FCC and other International Guidelines
M Radio frequency allocation
M Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
M Om Numbering
M Type approval
M Service quality monitoring
M Universal Service
M Om Op Quality of service standards
M Om Op Enforcement of quality of service obligations
M Broadcasting
M Broadcasting content
M Information technology
M Internet content
Key: M - Sector Ministry
R - Regulatory Authority
Om - Other Ministry or Government body
Op - Operator
O - Other
NR - Not regulated
Recent Legislation 2013
2003 The Telecommunications (Prevention and Prohibition of Unauthorised Use and Services) (Amendment) Act 2003
An ACT to amend the Telecommunications (Prevention and Prohibition of Unauthorised Use and Services) Act 1994
1994 The Telecommunications (Prevention and Prohibition of Unauthorised Use and Services) Act
An ACT to prevent and prohibit the unauthorised use of the telecommunications system of Antigua and Barbuda; to take appropriate measures to deal with those who abuse the telecommunications services provided by or authorised by the Government, and for those matters connected therewith
1951 CAP 423; Telecommunications Act
There are new legislations before the Attorney General's Office for consideration with a view towards drafting into law.

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