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Institutional details 2013
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
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 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Valdis Lokenbahs (Chair)
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?
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 124
Regulatory Functions 2013
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
Om Technical standards settings
Ministry of Economics
Om R Radio frequency allocation
Electronic Communications Office, Ministry of environmental protection and regional development
Om Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
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
Om Broadcasting
National Radio and TV Council
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 2013

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