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Netherlands
Institutional details 2007
Name of Authority
n/a
Year created n/a
Legal document that created the authority
n/a
Reports to
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:
Structure of the Regulator 2007
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Mr. Chris Fonteijn (Chairman of the board)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members 3
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? Yes
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Minister of Economic Affairs
Period of appointment (years): 4 years
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 130
Regulatory Functions 2007
M Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
M Technical standards settings
M Om Radio frequency allocation
Telecom Agency
Om Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
M R Numbering
NR Type approval
R Op Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
Om R Broadcasting
M 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 2007
YearLegislation
2004 New telecommunications act/law
Implementation of the New Regulatory Framework
2004 telecommunications act
2000 Media Act (latest amendment 2000)
1998 Telecommunications Law/Act
1997 Competition Act
1997 Opta Law
Established the regulatory Authority.
1996 Decree on the application procedure for numbers
Statute Book 1996, 376.
1996 Fixed Telecommunications Infrastructure Licences Act
Liberalization of fixed telecommunications infrastructure.
1996 Fixed Telecommunications Infrastructure Licences Decree
Statute book 1996, 375.
1996 Regulation on the exploitation of fixed connections by permit holders
Official Gazette 1996,131.

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