Institutional details 2016
Name of Authority
Post and Telecom Administration of Iceland
Year created 1997
Legal document that created the authority
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.)?
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:
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 2016
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Hrafnkell V. Gislason (Director General)
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? Yes
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 24
Regulatory Functions 2016
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
R Type approval
n/a Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
Om Broadcasting content
NR Information technology
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 2016
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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