El Salvador
El Salvador
Institutional details 2015
Name of Authority
Superintendencia de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones
Year created 1996
Legal document that created the authority
Decreto Legislativo No. 808
Reports to Annual report to the public & Report to the Board of the Regulatory Authority
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 2015
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Blanca Noemí Coto Estrada (Superintendenta General )
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members n/a
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? No
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Asociaciones gremiales del sector privado y Corte Suprema de Justicia
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: n/a
Regulatory Functions 2015
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
Om R Type approval
R Service quality monitoring
NR Universal Service
NR Quality of service standards
NR Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
Op Broadcasting content
NR Information technology
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 2015
2008 Reglamento de instalacion y operacion de las estaciones del servicio de radiodisufion sonora en frecuencia modulada y los sistemas de enlace
Reglamento FM
2008 Reglamento para la prestacion de servicios de Difusion de Television por Suscripcion por medios alambricos e inalambricos
Regulacion del servicio de TV por suscripcion
2004 Cuadro Nacional de Atribucion de Frecuencias
Regulación del Espectro
2004 Decreto Legislativo N° 387 - Decreto Legislativo N° 518
Reformas a la Ley de Telecomunicaciones, contenida en el Decreto Legislativo N° 142 del 6 de noviembre de 1997.
1998 Ley del Fondo de Inversión Nacional en Electricidad y Telefonía
1998 Reglamento de la Ley de Creación de la SIGET
1998 Reglamento de la Ley de Telecomunicaciones
Approved by Executive Decree No. 64 dated 15 May 1998.
1998 Reglamento Ley de Telecomunicaciones
Desarrollo, Concesión, regulación, inspección y gestión
1996 Ley de creación de la Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones
Approved by Legislative Decree No. 808 of 12 September 1996, as revised by Decree No. 175 of 18 December 1997.
1996 Ley de Creación SIGET

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