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Institutional details 2013
Name of Authority
FICORA
Year created 1987
Legal document that created the authority
Telecommunications Act of 1987
Reports to Annual report to the Sector Ministry
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:
Government appropriation; ; percentage: Numbering fees; ; percentage: Spectrum fees; ; percentage: Regulatory fees; ; percentage: Contributions from regulated telecom operators based on turnover; percentage: ; percentage of operator revenue (turnover):
Structure of the Regulator 2013
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Asta Sihvonen-Punkka (Director General)
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?
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 233
Regulatory Functions 2013
M R Licensing
R Op Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
R Type approval
R Service quality monitoring
R Universal Service
R Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
M R Broadcasting
NR Broadcasting content
NR 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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