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Iceland
Institutional details 2013
Name of Authority
Post and Telecom Administration of Iceland
Year created 1997
Legal document that created the authority
The Act on the Post and Tele­com Administration, No. 69, 24 March 2003
Reports to Report to Legislature/Parliament & Annual report to the Sector Ministry & Report to other 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:
Award/auction of mobile licence; ; percentage: Award/auction of other licence; ; percentage: Licence fees; ; percentage: Numbering fees; ; percentage: Spectrum fees; ; percentage: Regulatory fees; ; percentage: Fines/penalties; ; percentage: Contributions from regulated telecom operators based on turnover; percentage: ; percentage of operator revenue (turnover):
Structure of the Regulator 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Hrafnkell V Gíslason (Director Genaral)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members 5
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? Yes
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Minister
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 23
Regulatory Functions 2013
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
Wholesale
R Technical standards settings
ETSI/ITU
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
R Type approval
R&TTE
R Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
Om Broadcasting content
NR Information technology
Om 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
2001 Reglur um númeraflutning nr. 401/2001
Rules on number portability.
2000 2000 reglugerð um alþjónustu nr. 641/2000
Regulation on universal service.
2000 2000 reglur um skipulag, úthlutun og notkun númera, númeraraða og vistfanga nr. 832/2000.
Rules on numbering.
2000 Reglur um forval og fast forval í talsímanetum nr. 158/2000
Rules on carrier selection and carrier pre-selection
1999 Lög um fjarskipti nr. 107/1999
Law of Telecommunications.
1999 Lög um Póst- og fjarskiptastofnun nr. 110/1999
Law of Post- and Telecom Administration.
1999 Reglugerð um úrskurðanefnd fjarskipta og póstmála nr. 378/1999
Regulation on the Appeal Body for Post and Telecom.
1996 Reglugerð um aðgang að leigulínum nr. 608/1996
Regulation on access to leased lines.
1994 Reglugerð um tíðnisvið fyrir þráðlausa fjarskiptaþjónustu nr. 373/1994
Regulation on spectrum management.
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