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Institutional details 2018
Name of Authority
Office of the Commissioner for Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation
Year created 2002
Legal document that created the authority
The Telecommunications and Postal Services Regulation Law of 2002
Reports to Other: Annual Report to the Head of State
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:
Licence fees; ; percentage: 85.33 % Numbering fees; ; percentage: 9.43 % Other; ; Source: Interest and other income ; ; percentage: 5.24 %
Structure of the Regulator 2018
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Mr. George Michaelides (Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation)
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?
Council of Ministers
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 38
Regulatory Functions 2018
M R Licensing
The sector Ministry licences the use of spectrum while the Regulator licences the relevant services
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
M Radio frequency allocation
M Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
NR Type approval
n/a Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
M R Broadcasting
The sector Ministry licences the use of spectrum while the Regulator lixences the relevant services
Om Broadcasting content
The sector Ministry licences the use of spectrum while the Regulator licences the relevant services
Om Information technology
The sector Ministry licences the use of spectrum while the Regulator lixences the relevant services
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 2018
YearLegislation
2008
2008
2008 General Authorisation for the Use of Radiofrequencies by Radioequipment for the Operation of Mobile Communication Services on Aircraft (P.I. 366/2008, 17.10.2008)
2006
2006
2006
2006
Market 11
2006
Market 12
2006
Market 15
2006
Market 16

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