Regulator Directory


Afghanistan

Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Web site is available in English

Albania

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ERT)

 

Australia

Australian Communications Authority (ACA)

Australia telecoms regulator - regulates cellular, land-line and cable telecoms providers

Argentina

Secretaria de Comunicaciones

Argentinean telecoms regulator, site is only available in Spanish

Austria

TelekomControl

Austrian telecoms regulator, site is available in English and German

Bahrain

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

Site in English only

Belarus

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

Government department responsible for telecoms - site in Russian and English

Belgium

Belgian Institute of Postal services and Telecommunications

Belgium's telecoms and postal services regulator. Available in French, English and Dutch

Bolivia

Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SITTEL)

Bolivia's telecoms regulator, the site is only available in Spanish

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Communication Regulatory Agency (CRA)

Telecoms and broadcast regulator for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Was set up by the UN High Representative in the country. The site is available in English, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian.

Botswana

Botswana Telecommunications Authority

Telecommunication authority for Botswana, Southern Africa. Authority for fixed telephony, mobile telephony, broadcasting, Internet, radio, and satellite communications.

Brazil

ANATEL

Brazils' telecoms regulator press releases, English version.

Brunei

Jabatan Telekom

Telecoms regulator for Brunei Darussalam. Is currently part of the state owned land line network, but is due to be separated prior to privatisation.

Bulgaria

Communication Regulation Commission

Site also available in English

Burkia Faso

Direction générale de l'Office National des télécommunications (ONATEL)

State regulator - also operates the telecoms networks - site in French only

Canada

Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission

Canada's regulator for telecoms, radio and television services - available in French and English.

Chad

Ministère de Postes et Télécommunications

Government regulator, very little information on the site. Site in French only

Chile

Subsecretaria de Telecommunicacaiones (SUBTEL)

Chile's telecoms regulator

Colombia

Comisión de Regulación de Telecomunicaciones

Colombia telecoms regulator, only available in Spanish

Croatia

Hrvatska Agencija za telekomunikacije

Croatian telecoms regulator, only available in the local language

Czech Republic

Czech Telecommunications Office

Front page is in Czech only, but is also available in English.

Denmark

IT- og Telestyrelsen

A division of the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation. Available in English and Danish

Dominica

ECTEL Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority is the telecommunications regulator for five Eastern Caribbean states.

El Salvador

Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecommunicaciones

El Salvador's telecoms regulator. Site available in Spanish only.

Egypt

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

Local regulator - site in both Arabic and English

Estonia

Estonian National Communications Board

A division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication - website in Estonian and English

Finland

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Available in Finnish and English

France

ARCEP

French telecoms regulator, deals with landline, wireless and internet services - available in French and the latest news in English

Georgia

Georgian National Communications Commission

Georgia's telecoms regulator - given independence from the government in 2000. Site available in English, Georgian and Russian.

Germany

Regulierungsbehoerde für Telekommunikation und Post

German telecoms and postal regulator, available in both German and English

Greece

EETT (National Telecommunications and Post Commission)

Greek telecoms and postal services regulator, site is available in both Greek and English

Grenada

ECTEL Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority is the telecommunications regulator for five Eastern Caribbean states.

Hong Kong

Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA)

Telecoms regulator for Hong Kong - available in English and Chinese

Hungary

Ministry of Transport, Communication and Water Management

Government department responsible for telecoms regulation - site available in both Hungarian and English

Iceland

Ministry of Communications

Government department responsible for telecoms regulation. Site is only available in Icelandic.

India

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

Government department, responsible for landline and wireless telecoms. Site in English only

Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting

Government department that oversees telecoms regulation. Site is available in Farsi with some English news

Ireland

Office of the Director of Telecommunications Regulation (ODTR)

Landline and wireless telecoms regulator - site only in English

Israel

Ministry of Communications

Israeli telecoms regulator - part of the government. The site is available in Hebrew and English and deals with both landline and cellular communications.

Italy

Italian Communications Authority

Laws, rules and market data. Available in English and Italian.

Japan

Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications

Japan's telecoms regulator. Available in Japanese and English.

Jordan

Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

Telecoms regulator for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Kenya

Communications Commission of Kenya

Established in 1998 - site in English only.

Korea

Ministry of Communications and Informations

South Korean government department. Responsible for all digital communications and media. Site in Korean, Chinese and English

Latvia

Latvia Telecommunication State Inspection

Latvia's telecoms regulator - site is available in both Latvian and English

Lebanon

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Site is available in Arabic and English

Lithuania

Lithuanian Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA)

Site also available in English

Luxembourg

Institut Luxembourgeois des Télécommunications

Government department, responsible for telecoms, as well as utility services and media - site only in French

Macau

Office for the Development of Telecommunications and Information Technology

Telecoms regulator for Macau - available in Chinese, Portuguese and English.

Malaysia

Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Government linked department responsible for telecommunications - site mainly in English

Mali

Société des Télécommunications du Mali

National operator - site availability is erratic

Malta

Malta Communications Authority

The Malta Communications Authority is the National Agency responsible to regulate telecommunications.

Mauritania

Office des Postes et Télécommunications

National regulator - site in French only

Mauritius

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications

Government department that is responsible for telecoms regulation.

Mexico

Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones

Mexican federal telecoms regulator. Site is available in Spanish with press releases in English (click on the email type icon at the bottom of the page)

Morocco

National Agency for the Regulation of Telecommunications (ANRT)

Recently created independent telecoms regulator in Morocco. Site is mainly in French and Arabic, but some English also.

Nepal

Nepal Telecommunications Authority

The Kingdom of Nepal's government telecoms regulator. The site is only available in English, no local language content.

Netherlands

OPTA

Dutch regulator for telecoms and posts. Site mainly in Dutch but with press releases in English

New Zealand

Commerce Commission of New Zealand

Government department that also manages telecoms

Nigeria

Nigerian Communications Commission

Government regulator - site in English only with some pages still under construction

Norway

Norwegian Post and Telecom Authority

Norwegian telecoms regulator - site in Norwegian only

Oman

Sultanate of Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Site available in both English and Arabic

Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunications Authority

PTA was formed under the Pakistan Telecommunication Reorganization Act, 1996 - site only available in English

Papua New Guinea

PANGTEL

Papua New Guinea telecoms regulator - looks after telecoms, radio, tv, and amateur radio hams

Paraguay

Conatel, telecoms regulator

Paraguayan telecoms regulator - only available in Spanish

Philippines

National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)

Government controlled telecoms regulator - site in English only. Attached to the Dept. of Transportation and Communication

Poland

Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej (UKE)

Mainly in Polish, with a little background information in English

Portugal

Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM)

Portugal's telecoms regulator - responsible for both telecoms, television media and postal services. Site in English and Portuguese.

Romania

National Regulatory Authority for Communications

Site in both Romanian and English

Russia

Ministry for Communications and Informatization of the Russian Federation

Site in both Russian and English

Saint Christopher and Nevis

ECTEL Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority is the telecommunications regulator for five Eastern Caribbean states.

Saint Lucia

ECTEL Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority is the telecommunications regulator for five Eastern Caribbean states.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

ECTEL Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority is the telecommunications regulator for five Eastern Caribbean states.

Saudi Arabia

Communication & Information Technology Commission (CITC)

Available in both Arabic and English

San Marino

Segereteria di Stato per l'Industria, l'Artigianato, la Cooperazione economica, le Poste e le Telecomunicazione

San Marino's telecoms regulator. Site in Italian only

Singapore

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Telecoms regulator for Singapore.

Slovakia

Telecommunications Office of the Slovak Republic

Government site with information on the country's telecom policies. Available in Slovakian and English.

Slovenia

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Slovenian regulator for telecoms. Part of the government, and the site is available in both Slovene and English

South Africa

ICASA

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa was established in July 2000. It took over the functions of the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SATRA)

Spain

Comision del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones (CMT)

Spanish telecoms commission - site in Spanish only

Sri Lanka

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

Government regulator - site in English, Tamil and Sinhula.

Sweden

Post- och telestyrelsen (PTS)

Swedish regulator, responsible for radio, telecom and datacom areas. Site in Swedish with some content in English

Switzerland

Federal Office for Communications (OFCOM/BAKOM)

Telecoms, radio and media regulator - site only in German

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Independent telecoms regulator. Site available in English and Arab

UK

Office of Communications (Ofcom)

Independent telecoms regulator. Site in English

USA

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

USA telecoms regulator - responsible for both telecoms and radio/television media.

Taiwan

National Communications Commission

Site available in both Chinese and English

Trinidad & Tobago (Republic of)

Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

Set up in 2004, covers telecoms and broadcasting

Turkey

Telekomünikasyon Kurumu

Mainly in Turkish - limited information in English

Zambia

Communications Authority

Independent regulator set up in 1994 - site in English