Institutional details 2013
Name of Authority
Office Fédéral de la Communication (OFCOM)
Year created 1997
Legal document that created the authority
Loi du 30 avril 1997 sur les télécommunications (LTC)
Reports to Report to Legislature/Parliament & Report to Government (or Prime Minister)
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:
Licence fees; ; percentage: 30% Government appropriation; ; percentage: 25% Numbering fees; ; percentage: 5% Spectrum fees; ; percentage: 30% Regulatory fees; ; percentage: 1% Fines/penalties; ; percentage: 1% Contributions from regulated telecom operators based on turnover; percentage: 1% ; percentage of operator revenue (turnover): Financial income (e.g. Investment/Deposit); ; percentage: 1% Other; ; Source: Redevance de réception Radio & TV ; ; percentage: 6%
Structure of the Regulator 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Martin Dumermuth (Directeur)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members 7
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: 293
Regulatory Functions 2013
R Licensing
R Op Interconnection rates
La ComCom intervient sur demande faute d'entente entre les opérateurs
NR Price Regulation
R NR Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
R Type approval
Déclaration de conformité
R Service quality monitoring
Seulement pour les prestations relevant du service universel
R Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
Seulement pour les prestations relevant du service universel
NR Enforcement of quality of service obligations
Seulement pour le concessionnaire du service universel
R Broadcasting
R Broadcasting content
Signature électronique, noms de domaine ".ch"
R 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 2013

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