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Institutional details 2013
Name of Authority
n/a
Year created 2001
Legal document that created the authority
Fair Trading Commission Act
Reports to Annual report to the Sector 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:
Structure of the Regulator 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Ms Peggy Griffith (Chief Executive Officer)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members 11
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? No
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 31
Regulatory Functions 2013
Om Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
Om Technical standards settings
Om Radio frequency allocation
Om Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
Om Numbering
Om Type approval
R Service quality monitoring
Om Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
Om Broadcasting
Om Broadcasting content
M 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 2013
YearLegislation
2002 Fair Competition Act CAP326C
2001 Telecommunications Act CAP. 282B
2001 Telecommunications Act CAP. 282B
2000 Fair Trading Comission Act CAP. 326B
2000 Fair Trading Commission Act CAP. 326B
2000 Utilities Regulation Act CAP. 282
2000 Utilities Regulation Act CAP. 282
1991 Telecommunications Act (now repealed)
Revises and consolidates the law pertaining to Telecommunications and related matters.
1978 Public Utilities Act
Provides for the regulation of Public Utilities.
1975 The Post Office Act
Amends and consolidates the law relating to the Post Office.

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