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Institutional details 2014
Name of Authority
Public Utilities Commission
Year created 2001
Legal document that created the authority
Law on Regulators of Public Services
Reports to Report to Legislature/Parliament
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:
Contributions from regulated telecom operators based on turnover; percentage: 100 % ; percentage of operator revenue (turnover): 0.17 %
Structure of the Regulator 2014
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Valdis Lokenbahs (Chair)
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: 123
Regulatory Functions 2014
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
Om Technical standards settings
National Standardisation Body "Latvijas Standarts", Ministry of Economy
Om R Radio frequency allocation
Electronic Communications Office, Ministry of environmental protection and regional development
Om Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
Electronic Communications Office
Om R Numbering
Electronic Communications Office (database)
n/a Type approval
Notified Body
R Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
Om Broadcasting content
National Radio and TV Council
Om Information technology
Electronic Communications Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
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

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