Institutional details 2014
Name of Authority
Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority
Year created 1987
Legal document that created the authority
Reports to Annual report to the Sector Ministry & Other: Report to the Office of the Auditor General of Norway
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:
Other; ; Source: Regulations No. 168 of 21 Feb. 2005 relating to administrative charges payable to the Telecommunications Authority ; ; percentage: §1: 49% from providers of comm. networks, 41% from holders of radio frequency licenses, 8% from importers, manufacturers an radio dealers, etc, 2% from postal operators
Structure of the Regulator 2014
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Mr. Torstein Olsen (Director General)
Is it a collegial body? n/a
Total number of members n/a
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? n/a
Who appoints the Members/Head?
The King in Council
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 152
Regulatory Functions 2014
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
NR Technical standards settings
M R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
NR Type approval
R Service quality monitoring
M R Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
Om R Broadcasting
Om Broadcasting content
Norwegian Media Authority
Om 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

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