Institutional details 2018
Name of Authority
Communications Regulation Commission
Year created 1998
Legal document that created the authority
Electronic Communications Act
Reports to Report to President/Head of State & Report to Legislature/Parliament & Report to Government (or Prime Minister) & Other: The Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) draws up an annual report, which is submitted to the National Assembly, the President of the Republic and to the Council of Ministers by the end of the second quarter of the following year. Additionally, Đ¾nce a year, CRC submits a summary report to the European Commission and European Network and Information Security Agency on the notifications received by undertakings providing public communications networks and/or services for breach of security or loss of integrity that has had a significant impact on the operation of networks or services.
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:
Award/auction of mobile licence; ; percentage: 43 % Award/auction of other licence; ; percentage: 0,1 % Licence fees; ; percentage: 0,7 % Numbering fees; ; percentage: 8,2 % Spectrum fees; ; percentage: 41,1 % Regulatory fees; ; percentage: 0,7 % Fines/penalties; ; percentage: 0,6 % Other; ; Source: percentage of postal operator revenue (turnover) ; ; percentage: 1,2 %
Structure of the Regulator 2018
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Mr. Veselin Bozhkov, PhD (Chairman of the Communications Regulation Commission)
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?
The Chairman of the Commission is appointed and discharged by a decision of the Council of Ministers and is employed by an order of the Prime Minister. The deputy chairman and two of the members of the Commission are elected and discharged by a decision of the National Assembly. One of the members of the Commission is appointed and discharged by an edict of the President of the Republic.
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 207
Regulatory Functions 2018
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
Om R Technical standards settings
Ministry of Economy, Bulgarian Institute for Standardization
M Om R Radio frequency allocation
The National Radio Spectrum Council at the Council of Ministers shall draft the National Radio Frequency Allocation Table. Members of the Council shall be representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Interior, the State Agency for National Security, the Communications Regulation Commission, the National Service for protection and the National Intelligence Service. The Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) manages frequency spectrum only for civil needs. CRC assigns radio frequencies and radio frequency bands to undertakings providing electronic communications.
M Om R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
The National Radio Spectrum Council, Council of Ministers, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Communications Regulation Commission
R Numbering
Om R Type approval
Market surveillance is shared between State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance and Communication Regulation Commission (CRC);CRC is responsible for notifications under art. 6.4 of RTTE Directive
n/a Service quality monitoring
M R Universal Service
The ministry sets the general obligations, the CRC has powers in relation to QOS, designation of provider
n/a Quality of service standards
M R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
Quality of service parameters are defined by CRC after public consultation
R Broadcasting
Om Broadcasting content
Council for Electronic Media
M 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 2018

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