General Telecommunications Framework (by Country)

Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan Telecommunications Services Regulation Act - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Afghanistan.  It contains a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the regulatory telecommunications authority.  It includes licensing, competition policy, interconnection, co-location, scarce resources management, universal access, tariffs regulations, penalties and sanctions and dispute resolution.

Algeria

  • Algeria - Loi no. 2000-03 - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in  Algeria.  It contains a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the regulatory telecommunications authority.  It includes licensing, interconnection, scarce resources management, penalties and sanctions. It also covers the postal service.

Australia

These laws set out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Australia.  They contain a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the telecommunications regulatory authority (ACMA).  They include licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, co-location, scarce resources management, universal service, penalties and sanctions. They also cover some internet service issues.

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Brunei

  • Brunei Telecommunications Order 2001 (PDF) - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in  Brunei.  It contains a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the regulatory telecommunications authority.  It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, scarce resources management, infrastructure sharing, universal service, penalties and sanctions and dispute resolution.

 

Bulgaria

  • Bulgaria - Law on Electronic Communications Bulgaria may 10, 2007 (PDF) - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Bulgaria.  It contains a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the Communications Regulation Commission.  It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, co-location, scarce resources management, infrastructure sharing, universal service, tariffs regulation, penalties and sanctions and dispute resolution. It also covers some postal service issues.

 

Chile

 

Denmark

  • Denmark Act on Competitive Conditions and Consumers Interests in the Telecommunications Market
  • Telecommunications Law (PDF) -  This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Denmark. It contains an institutional framework, including the binding opinions of the Competition Council. It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, infrastructure sharing, universal service, tariffs regulation, penalties and sanctions and dispute resolution. It also covers the television service.

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India

These laws contain an institutional framework including the creation of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority.

 

Kenya

  • Kenya Communications Regulations 2001 (PDF) - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Kenya.  It contains licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, co-location, universal service, tariffs regulation, penalties and sanctions and dispute resolution. It also covers some postal service issues.

 

Lebanon

  • Lebanon Telecommunications Law: Law 431/2002 - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Lebanon. It contains a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the telecommunications regulatory authority. It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, scarce resources management, infrastructure sharing, universal service, tariffs regulation, penalties and sanctions and dispute resolution.

Morocco

 

Mozambique

  • Mozambique - Lei No. 8 das telecomunicacoes - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Mozambique. It contains a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the telecommunications regulatory authority (INCM). It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, scarce resources management, universal access and service, tariffs regulation, and penalties and sanctions.

 

Nigeria

  • Nigerian Telecommunications Act 2003 - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Nigeria. It contains a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the telecommunications regulatory authority (NCC). It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, scarce resources management, infrastructure sharing, universal service, tariffs regulation, penalties and sanctions and dispute resolution.

 

Romania

 

Samoa

  • Samoa Telecommunication Act No. 20/2005 - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Samoa. It contains a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the telecommunications regulatory authority. It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, co-location, scarce resources management, universal access, tariffs regulation, penalties and sanctions and dispute resolution. It also covers some postal service issues.

 

Singapore

  • Singapore Telecommunications Act (PDF) - This law sets out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Singapore. It contains a detailed institutional framework. It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, scarce resources management, infrastructure sharing, penalties and sanctions and dispute resolution.

 

Turkey

 

Uganda

  • Uganda Communications Act  (PDF) - These laws set out the general legal framework for telecommunications in Uganda. It contains a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the telecommunications regulatory authority (UCC). It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, scarce resources management, tariffs regulation, penalties and sanctions. It also covers the postal service. It also covers some postal service issues.

 

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Last Updated : Tue,2016-11-08

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