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Institutional details 2013
Name of Authority
Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications & Postal Regulation
Year created 2002
Legal document that created the authority
The Telecommunications and Postal Services Regulation Law of 2002
Reports to Other: Annual Report to the Head of State
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:
Licence fees; ; percentage: 76.71 % Numbering fees; ; percentage: 8.27 % Other; ; Source: interest and other income ; ; percentage: 15.02 %
Structure of the Regulator 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Dr Polis Michaelides (Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation)
Is it a collegial body? No
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?
Council of Ministers
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 36
Regulatory Functions 2013
M R Licensing
The sector Ministry licences the use of spectrum while the Regulator lixences the relevant services
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
M Radio frequency allocation
M Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
NR Type approval
R Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
M R Broadcasting
The sector Ministry licences the use of spectrum while the Regulator lixences the relevant services
Om Broadcasting content
The sector Ministry licences the use of spectrum while the Regulator lixences the relevant services
Om Information technology
The sector Ministry licences the use of spectrum while the Regulator lixences the relevant services
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
YearLegislation
2008 General Authorisation for the Use of Radiofrequencies by Radioequipment for the Operation of Mobile Communication Services on Aircraft (P.I. 366/2008, 17.10.2008)
2006 Commissioner's Decision on Access and call origination on public mobile networks, AE28/2006
Market 15
2006 Commissioner's Decision on Access to the public telephone network at a fixed location, AE56/2006, 20/12/2006
Markets 1-2
2006 Commissioner's Decision on Broadcasting transmission services to deliver broadcast content to end users, AE59/2006, 11/12/2006
Market 18
2006 Commissioner's Decision on Call origination on the public telephone network provided at a fixed location, AE51/2006, 5/12/2006
Market 8
2006 Commissioner's Decision on Call Termination on individual public telephone network of CYTA provided at a fixed location, AE52/2006, 5/12/2006
Market 9
2006 Commissioner's Decision on Call Termination on individual public telephone network of Otenet Telecommunications Ltd provided at a fixed location,AE53/2006, 5/12/2006
Market 9
2006 Commissioner's Decision on Call termination on individual public telephone networkof Primetel Ltd provided at a fixed location, AE53/2006, 5/12/2006
Market 9
2006 Commissioner's Decision on Publicly available international telephone services provided at a fixed location, AE58/2006, 21/12/2006
Markets 4 & 6
2006 Commissioner's Decision on Publicly available local and/or national telephone services provided at a fixed location. AE57/2006, 20/12/2006
Markets 3 & 5

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