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Institutional details 2013
Name of Authority
Information and Communication Technologies Authority
Year created 2000
Legal document that created the authority
The Law no 4502 dated 29/01/2000
Reports to No reporting requirements
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:
Spectrum fees; ; percentage: %89,5 Fines/penalties; ; percentage: %0,10 Contributions from regulated telecom operators based on turnover; percentage: %7,81 ; percentage of operator revenue (turnover): Other; ; Source: interest on deposits, sale of terms of reference of tenders, sales of forms and printed documents ; ; percentage: %2,59
Structure of the Regulator 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Dr. Tayfun ACARER (Chairman of The Board and President of the Authority)
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: 806
Regulatory Functions 2013
n/a Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R 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.
R Service quality monitoring
M Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
R Broadcasting
R Broadcasting content
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 2013
YearLegislation
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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