Institutional details 2014
Name of Authority
Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni
Year created 1997
Legal document that created the authority
law 249/97
Reports to Report to Legislature/Parliament
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:
Contributions from regulated telecom operators based on turnover; percentage: 1,4/1000 ; percentage of operator revenue (turnover):
Structure of the Regulator 2014
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Angelo Marcello Cardani (President)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members n/a
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: 372
Regulatory Functions 2014
M R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
Om Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
M R Numbering
NR Type approval
R Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
R 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 2014
2010 Legislative decree n.177 - Audiovisual code
Implementation of the EC Directive 2007/65/EC on media services
2002 and amended in 2009 (the relevant national transposition process has to be completed by 26 May 2011) Legislative decree n.44, 15 March 2010
New Regulatory Framework
2002 L.59
Equates ISP to OLO regarding access to reference interconnection offer of the incumbent .
2001 L.
Publishing, press.
2001 L. 66
Digital television and tlc licensing.
2000 L.78
TV rights and standard for digital tv decoders.
2000 Lei n°28
Political communication and campaign regulation (I.e. "par condicio law").
1999 Lei n°514 Gennaio
Local television.
1998 Decreto ministeriale 23 Aprile
1997 D.P.R. 318/1997, Regolamento di attuazione direttive comunitarie nel settore T.L.C.
The Italian tlc Act.

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