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Guatemala
Institutional details 2013
Name of Authority
Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones
Year created 1996
Legal document that created the authority
Ley General de Telecomunicaciones
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?
n/a
Who approves the budget of the Regulator?
n/a
Indicate the percentage of budget financed from each source:
Licence fees; ; percentage: Government appropriation; ; percentage: Numbering fees; ; percentage:
Structure of the Regulator 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Eddy Padilla (Superintendente de Telecomunicaciones)
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: 48
Regulatory Functions 2013
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
NR Type approval
NR Service quality monitoring
Om Universal Service
NR Quality of service standards
NR Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
Om 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 2013
YearLegislation
1997 Reformas Ley General de Telecomunicaciones
To include long-distance international and satellite service aspects.
1996 Ley General de Telecomunicaciones
To establish a Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones as the regulator, and to open up to competition.
1992 Ley del cable
To regulate the cable TV service.
1971 Ley Orgánica de la Empresa Guatemalteca de Telecomunicaciones
Operation of telecommunication services.
1966 Ley de Radiocomunicaciones
To regulate broadcasting services.
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