Institutional details 2017
Name of Authority
Telecommunication Authority Suriname
Year created 1998
Legal document that created the authority
Telecommunication Act 2004(came into effect in 2007)
Reports to Annual report to the Sector Ministry & Other: Supervisory board
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:
Licence fees; ; percentage: Numbering fees; ; percentage: Spectrum fees; ; percentage: Regulatory fees; ; percentage:
Structure of the Regulator 2017
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Ms. Wendy Jap A Joe (Acting Director)
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: 33
Regulatory Functions 2017
M Om R Licensing
R Op Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
Om 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
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
Om R Broadcasting
Om Broadcasting content
R 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 2017
1980 Decree C-38
Concerning institution Telecommunication Corporation Suriname (Telesur).
1980 Telecommunications Decree
Concerning telecommunication tariffs. Amended by State Gazette 1983 no.69.
1963 Government Resolution
BS 1963 no. 41 Regarding radio-electrical transmitting equipment
1963 Wet Telecommunicatie voorzieningen
BS 1963 no. 41 Regarding radio-electrical transmitting equipment
1945 Telegraph and Telephone Act 1945
Concerning the construction, running and use of telegraph and telephone. Amended by State Gazette 1983 no.54.

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