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Everything about Your Telecom Authority

We can’t change regulations, but we can help find what you need to know. This page provides all information related to the telecom authority.

What is a Telecom Authority?

Telecom is typically seen as an essential public service. Since telecom networks mostly are not run by governments anymore, they see the need to maintain a regulatory role to ensure services are supplied consistent with the public interest. For this purpose, a (typically independent) Telecom Authority is created.

Who is the Telecom Authority?

There are many telecom authorities and regulators, which one is applicable for you depends on the location of the phone number – regardless the location of the caller or called. E.g., the Dutch Telecom Authority (ACM) maintains regulations regarding a Dutch premium rate number. Below the Telecom Authority per country.

List with all Telecom Authorities Worldwide

Please find a complete, clean and updated list of all Telecom Authorities per country below.

Country

Telecom Authority

Acr.

Link

Afghanistan

Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority

ATRA

Albania

The Electronic and Postal Communications Authority

AKEP

Algeria

Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Communications Électroniques

ARPCE

Andorra

Ministeri de Turisme i Telecomunicacions

na

Angola

Ministério das Telecomunicações, Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação Social

MINTTICS

Instituto Angolano das Comunicações

INACOM

Anguilla

Public Utilities Commission

PUC

Antigua and Barbuda

Telecommunications Division of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda

ABTD

Argentina

Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones

ENACOM

Armenia

Public Services Regulatory Commission

PSRC

Aruba

Agentschap Telecom

AT

Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

ACM

Australia

Australian Communications and Media Authority

ACMA

Austria

Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications

RTR

Azerbaijan

Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan

MINCOM

The Bahamas

Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority

URCA

Bahrain

Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority

TDRA

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

BTRC

Barbados

Telecommunications Unit

TU

Belarus

Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus

Minsvyazi

Belgium

Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications

BIPT

Belize

Belize Public Utilities Commission

BIPT

Benin

Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et de la Poste

ARCEP

Bhutan

Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority

BICMA

Bolivia

Telecommunications and Transportation Regulation and Supervision Authority

ATT

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

CRA

Botswana

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority

BOCRA

Brazil

Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações

ANATEL

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações

MCTIC

Brunei

Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry

AITI

Bulgaria

Communications Regulation Commission

CRC

Burkina Faso

Autorité de regulation des communications electroniques et des postes

ARCEP

Burundi

Agence de Régulation et de Contrôle des Telecommunications

ARCT

Cabo Verde

Agência Nacional das Comunicações

ANAC

Cambodia

Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia

TRC

Cameroon

Agence de régulation des télécommunications

ART

Canada

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

CRTC

Cayman Islands

Information and Communications Technology Authority

ICT

Central African Republic

Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste

ARCEP

Chad

Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste

ARCEP

Chile

Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones

SUBTEL

China

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

MIIT

Colombia

Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones

CRC

Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones

MinTIC

Comoros

Autorité Nationale de Régulation des Tics

ANRTIC

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications du Congo

ARPTC

Congo, Republic of the

Agence de Régulation des Postes et Communications Électroniques

ARPCE

Costa Rica

superintendencia de telecomunicaciones

SUTEL

Croatia

Hrvatska regulatorna agencija za mrežne djelatnosti

HAKOM

Cuba

Ministerio de Comunicaciones

MinCOM

Curaçao

Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post

BTNP

Cyprus

Office of Electronic Communications & Postal Regulation

OCECPR

Czech Republic

The Czech Telecommunication Office

CTU

Denmark

Danish Energy Agency

ENS

Djibouti

Ministre de la Communication, chargé des Postes et des Télécommunications

MC-PT

Dominica

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority

ECTEL

Dominican Republic

Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones

INDOTEL

East Timor (Timor-Leste)

National Communications Authority of Timor-Leste

ANCOM

Ecuador

Agencia de Control y Regulación de las Telecomunicaciones

ARCOTEL

Egypt

National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

NTRA

El Salvador

Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones

SIGET

Equatorial Guinea

Órgano Regulador de las Telecomunicaciones

ORTEL

na

Eritrea

Ministry of Transport and Communications

PMAESA

na

Estonia

Estonian Competition Authority

ECA

Eswatini

Eswatini Communications Commission

ESCCOM

Ethiopia

Ethiopian Telecommunication Agency

ETA

Fiji

Telecommunications Authority of Fiji

TAF

Finland

The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

Traficom

France

Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques, des postes et de la distribution de la presse

ARCEP

Agence nationale des fréquences

ANFR

Autorité de la concurrence

AC

French Polynesia

Télécommunications, radiocommunications et communications électroniques

TRCE

Gabon

Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes

ARCEP

The Gambia

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

PURA

Georgia

Communication Commission

ComCom

Germany

Bundesnetzagentur

BNetzA

Germany

Bundesnetzagentur

BNetzA

Ghana

National Communications Authority

NCA

Greenland

TELE Greenland

Tusass

Greece

Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission

EETT

Grenada

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority

ECTEL

Guatemala

Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones

SIT

Guinea

Autorité de Régulation des Postes et Télécommunications

ARPT

Guinea-Bissau

Autoridade Reguladora Nacional das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação

ARN

Guyana

Public Utilities Commission

PUC

Haiti

Conseil National des Télécommunications

CONATEL

Honduras

Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones

CONATEL

Hong Kong

Office of the Communications Authority

OFCA

India

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

TRAI

Hungary

National Media and Infocommunications Authority

NMHH

Iceland

Electronic Communications Office of Iceland

ECOI

India

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

TRAI

Indonesia

Ministry of Communication and Informatics

KOMINFO

Iran

Communications Regulatory Authority

CRA

Iraq

Ministry of Communications

MoC

Ireland

Commission for Communications Regulation

ComReg

Isle of Man

Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority

CURA

Israel

Ministry of Communications

MOC

Italy

Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni

AGCOM

Ivory Coast

Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications

TIC

Jamaica

Office of Utilities Regulation

OUR

Japan

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

MIC

Jordan

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

TRC

Kazakhstan

Telecommunications Committee

TC

Kenya

Communications Authority of Kenya

CA

Kiribati

Communications Commission of Kiribati

CCK

Korea, North

Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, Pyongyang

MPT

na

Korea, South

Korea Communications Commission

KCC

Kosovo

Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications

ARKEP

Kuwait

Ministry of Communications

MOC

Kyrgyzstan

Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic

IPIG

Laos

Ministry of Post and Telecommunication

MPT

Latvia

Public Utilities Commission

PUC

Lebanon

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

TRA

Lesotho

Lesotho Communications Authority

LCA

Liberia

Liberia Telecommunications Authority

LTA

Libya

General Authority for Communications and Informatics

CIM

Liechtenstein

Amt für Kommunikation

AK

Lithuania

Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania

RRT

Luxembourg

Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation

ILR

Macau

Post and Telecommunications Bureau

CTT

Madagascar

Autorité de Régulation des TEchnologies de Communication

ARTEC

Malawi

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority

MACRA

Maldives

Communications Authority of Maldives

CAM

Malaysia

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

MCMC

Mali

Autorité malienne de Régulation des Télécommunications, des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication et des Postes

AMRTP

Malta

Malta Communications Authority

MCA

Marshall Islands

Ministry of Transportation and Communications and Information Technology

MAJURO

na

Mauritania

Autorité de Régulation

ARE

Mauritius

Information and Communication Technologies Authority

ICTA

Mexico

Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones

IFT

Micronesia, Federated States of

Telecommunication Regulation Authority

TRA

Moldova

National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology

ANRCETI

Monaco

Government Communication Department

GCD

Mongolia

Communications Regulatory Commission of Mongolia

CRC

Montenegro

Electronic Communications and Postal Services of Montenegro

EKIP

Montserrat

Montserrat Info-Communication Authority

MICA

Morocco

Agence nationale de réglementation des télécommunications

ANRT

Mozambique

Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações de Moçambique

INCM

Myanmar (Burma)

Posts and Telecommunications Department

PTD

Namibia

Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia

CRAN

Nauru

Department of Information and Communication Technology

DICT

Nepal

Nepal Telecommunications Authority

NTA

Netherlands

Agentschap Telecom

AT

Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

ACM

Netherlands Antilles

Agentschap Telecom

AT

Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

ACM

New Caledonia

Autorité de la concurrence de la Nouvelle-Calédonie

ACNC

New Zealand

Commerce Commission

COMCOM

Nicaragua

Instituto Nicaragüense de Telecomunicaciones y Correos

TELCOR

Niger

Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste

ARCEP

Nigeria

Nigerian Communications Commission

NCC

North Macedonia

Agency for Electronic Communications

Aek

Norway

Norwegian Communications Authority

Nkom

Oman

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

TRA

Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

PTA

Palestine

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

TRC

Palau

Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Industries

MPII

Panama

Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Públicos

ASEP

Papua New Guinea

National Information and Communications Technology Authority

NICTA

Paraguay

Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones

CONATEL

Peru

Organismo Supervisor de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones

OSIPTEL

Philippines

National Telecommunications Commission

NTC

Poland

Urzędu Komunikacji Elektronicznej

UKE

Portugal

Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações

ANACOM

Puerto Rico

Junta Reglamentadora de Telecomunicaciones de Puero Rico

JRTPR

Qatar

Communication Regulatory Authority

CRA

Romania

National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications of Romania

ANCOM

Russia

Ministry of Telecommunications and Mass Media

Minkomsvyaz

Rwanda

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority

RURA

Saint Kitts and Nevis

National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

NTRC

Saint Lucia

National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

NTRC

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

NTRC

Samoa

Office Of The Regulator

OOTR

San Marino

Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Economic Cooperation and Telecommunications

na

Sao Tome and Principe

General Regulatory Authority

AGER

Saudi Arabia

Communications and Information Technology Commission

CITC

Senegal

Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications et des Postes

ARTP

Serbia

Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services

RATEL

Seychelles

Department of Information Communications Technology

DICT

Sierra Leone

National Telecommunications Commission

NATCOM

Singapore

Infocomm Media Development Authority

IMDA

Sint Maarten

Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten

BTP

Slovakia

Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services

RU

Slovenia

Agency for Communication Networks and Services

AKOS

Solomon Islands

Telecommunications Commission Solomon Islands

TCSI

Somalia

The Ministry of Posts, Communications and Technology

MOCT

South Africa

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

ICASA

Spain

Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia

CNMC

Sri Lanka

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka

TRCSL

Sudan

Telecommunications and Post Regulatory Authority

TPRA

Sudan, South

National Communication Authority

NCA

Suriname

Telecommunicatie Autoriteit Suriname

TAS

Swaziland

Eswatini Communications Commission

ESCCOM

Sweden

Swedish Post and Telecom Authority

PTS

Switzerland

Office fédéral de la communication

OFCOM / BAKOM

Federal Communications Commission

ComCom

Syria

Ministry of Communication and Technology

MOCT

Taiwan

National Communications Commission

NCC

Tajikistan

Ministry of transport of the republic of Tajikistan

MINTRANS

Tanzania

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority

TCRA

Thailand

National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission

NBTC

Togo

Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes

ARCEP

Tonga

Ministry of Information and Communications

MIC

Trinidad and Tobago

Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

TATT

Turkmenistan

Agency for Transport and Communications

MINCOM

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission

TCTC

Tunisia

Instance Nationale des Télécommunications

INT

Turkey

Information and Communications Technologies Authority

ICTA

Tuvalu

Ministry of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs

na

Uganda

Uganda Communications Commission

UCC

Ukraine

National Commission for the State Regulation of electronic communications

NCEC

United Arab Emirates

Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority

TDRA

United Kingdom

Office of Communications

Ofcom

United States

Federal Communications Commission

FCC

Uruguay

Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones

URSEC

Uzbekistan

Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan

ATKRV

Vanuatu

Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator

TRBR

Vatican City

Dicastero per la Comunicazione

na

Venezuela

Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones de Venezuela

Conatel

Vietnam

Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority

VNTA

Yemen

Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology

MTIT

Zambia

Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority

ZICTA

Zimbabwe

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe

POTRAZ

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