Institutional details 2016
Name of Authority
Information and Communication Technologies Authority
Year created n/a
Legal document that created the authority
Reports to Annual report to the public
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:
Structure of the Regulator 2016
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
(Chairman of the Board, President of the Authority)
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: 741
Regulatory Functions 2016
M R Licensing
In case the quantity of right of use for frequencies and numbers is limited, The Ministry determines the criteria such as the authorization policy regarding electronic communications services which cover the assignment of satellite position and frequency band in national scale and which need be operated by a limited number of operators, starting date of the service, the duration of authorization and the number of operators to serve and the authorization is done by the Authority. Nevertheless, when deems necessary, the Ministry may open tenders directly on its own, for electronic communications services which cover the assignment of frequency bands in national scale and which need to be operated by a limited number of operators.
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
n/a Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
R Type approval
ICTA does not apply type approval procedure for telecommunication device. However it applies the rules (R&TTE Directive) relating product safety, CE marking, notified bodies and market surveillance as the EU.
n/a Service quality monitoring
M Universal Service
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
Om R Broadcasting
ICTA is responsible for making necessary spectrum allocations to TV services. The Radio and Television Supreme Council is responsible for TV transmission planning and licencing (frequency assignment to radio operators).
Om Broadcasting content
The Radio and Television Supreme Council
n/a 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
2007 Communiqué on Principles and Procedures Related to Penalties Would Be Applied to Operators Not Fulfilling the Quality of Service Obligations of GSM Mobile Telephony Services
This Communiqué comprises principles and procedures related to penalties for GSM operators not fulfilling the quality of service criteria which was defined by Telecommunications Authority.
2007 Regulation on Principles and Procedures Related to Telecommunications Authority’s Inspection Operation
The purpose of this regulation is to define principles and procedures in order to inspect telecommunications sector’s harmony for Telecommunications Authority’s regulations.
2007 Regulation on Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
The objective of this Regulation is to lay down the provisions and procedures relating to the conformity assessment procedures, minimum criteria to meet the assignment of the notified body, market surveillance and inspection in order to ensure that the radio and telecommunications terminal equipment is placing on the market with the essential requirements to be met.
2006 Amending the regulation on the Devices with Electronic Identity
The purpose of this Regulation is to regulate the procedures and rules applicable to use of devices, or equipment, with electronic identity as well as operators' responsibilities in connection therewith.
2006 Authorization Ordinance on Telecommunications services and Infrastructure
The purpose of this regulation is to determine principles and procedure governing the authorization regarding telecommunications services and infrastructure
2006 Regulation on Principles and Procedures for the Detection, Interception, Evalution of the Signal Data and Recording of Communication via Telecommunications, and organization, Duties and powers of Telecommunications Head Office
The purpose of this regulation is to formulate the principles and prosedures for the detection, interception of the communication via telecommunications and setting out the organization, duties and powers of the Head Office of Telecommunications.
2006 Regulation Regarding the Rights of Way in Execution of Telecommunication Services
The purpose of this Regulation is to regulate the methods and bases of the rights of way necessary for the operators showing activity at the telecommunication sector to establish and utilize the infrastructure facilities as necessitated by the service.
2005 Communiqué on Processes and Technical Criteria Regarding Electronic Signatures
The purpose of this Communiqué is to set out detailed processes and
2005 Communiqué on the Determination and Measurement of the Criteria Regarding Quality of Service Obligations of GSM Mobile Operators
The purpose of this Communiqué is to define the technical criteria as regards Quality of Service obligations of operators providing cellular mobile telephony (GSM) services, and the rules and procedures applicable to the determination and measurement of such criteria.
2005 Ordinance Amending the ordinance on Access and Interconnection

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