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Institutional details 2012
Name of Authority
SUPERINTENDENCIA GENERAL DE ELECTRICIDAD Y TELECOMUNICACIONES
Year created 1996
Legal document that created the authority
Reports to Report to Legislature/Parliament & Annual report to the Sector Ministry & Report to other Ministry
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?
Yes
Who approves the budget of the Regulator?
n/a
Indicate the percentage of budget financed from each source:
Award/auction of other licence; ; percentage: 3% Licence fees; ; percentage: 6% Spectrum fees; ; percentage: 42% Financial income (e.g. Investment/Deposit); ; percentage: 2% Other; ; Source: ; ; percentage: 47%
Structure of the Regulator 2012
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
LUIS MÉNDEZ MELÉNDEZ (SUPERINTENDENTE)
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?
n/a
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 146
Regulatory Functions 2012
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
ESTABLECE LOS CARGOS MÁXIMOS DE INTERCONEXIÓN
R 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
n/a Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
n/a Broadcasting content
n/a 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 2012
YearLegislation
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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