Institutional details 2019
Name of Authority
Norwegian Communications Authority
Year created 1987
Legal document that created the authority
Reports to Annual report to the Sector Ministry & Other: Report to the Office of the Auditor General of Norway
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:
Other; ; Source: Nkom is fee-funded, which means it is given a corresponding income requirement. 3% of the income requirement is related to the funding of post regulation. In addition to the amounts mentioned in 3.3.1, Nkom is allocated funds for support of telecommunications security and preparedness, as well as broadband rollout. Both allocated without corresponding income requirements. ; ; percentage:
Structure of the Regulator 2019
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
Elisabeth Aarsæther (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?
The King in Council
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 165
Regulatory Functions 2019
R Licensing
R Interconnection rates
R Price Regulation
NR Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
NR Type approval
Op NR Service quality monitoring
Only provider with universal service obligations is obliged to undertake service quality monitoring.
M Om R Op Universal Service
USO responsibility assigned by agreement between operator and the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. Some universal access services (Video Relay Service) facilitated by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration.
M R Quality of service standards
QOS is regulated in the Electronic Communications Act with specific requirements and reference of ETSI standards in the Regulation on Electronic Communications Networks and Services.
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
M R Broadcasting
Both the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation and The Norwegian Communications Authority is regulating the use of frequencies and issuing frequency licenses.
M Om NR Broadcasting content
Ministry of Culture is responsinle for the licences for content and the Norwegian Media Authority is granting licences.
M Information technology
Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
Om NR Internet content
Some types of content is regulated such as unlawful online gaming and violaton of intellectual property regulation
Key: M - Sector Ministry
R - Regulatory Authority
Om - Other Ministry or Government body
Op - Operator
O - Other
NR - Not regulated
Recent Legislation 2019

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