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Frequency Management Department

Frequency management includes planning, licensing and monitoring the use of electromagnetic frequencies, and the department's responsibility includes all of these areas and more. In addition, the department have the responsibility to follow-up international obligations in the radio frequency area, primarily within CEPT, ITU and the EU.
John-Eivind Velure
Director
John-Eivind Velure 

The department consists of three sections with about 45 employees in total with competence in radio systems (mobile, satellite, broadcasting and radio links), licensing methods, legal and economic expertise and instrumentation and measuring techniques. 

Chief Adviser

The Chief Adviser has an overall responsibility to monitor developments in electronic communications and frequency management and to make sure that Nkom in general and the department in particular is well-equipped to be at the forefront of technological developments. The Chief Adviser is part of the department's management team and assists with management support in strategic planning, and coordinates the department's work across the different sections and between the departments in Nkom. The Chief Adviser participates in international work in particular regarding harmonisation and may be responsible for leading projects and spectrum awards.

Espen Slette
Chief Adviser
Espen Slette

Senior Adviser – Legal Coordinator

The Legal Coordinator coordinates the department's legal work. The position as Legal Coordinator is part of the department's management team and assists with management support in strategic planning, legal resource utilisation and coordination of the department's work across the different sections and between the departments in Nkom.

Sidsel Huse
Senior Adviser
Sidsel Huse

The sections

Section for Frequency Monitoring and Guidance

Per Eirik Heimdal

Section for Monitoring and Guidance is mainly responsible for the monitoring phase of frequency management and monitors the spectrum to check whether the spectrum usage is according to regulations. It is the section's responsibility to monitor that licence obligations are met, for instance roll-out and coverage obligations and maximum radiated power, etc.

 

Spectrum monitoring is based on complaints from operators, by planned monitoring campaigns and by general monitoring of the spectrum, either from remote controlled monitoring stations or special equipped cars. Advice and guidance on correct spectrum use is an important part of the work in the section. The section also participates in international harmonisation within the section’s field of expertise.

Head of Section
Per Eirik Heimdal 

Section for Frequency Licensing

Svend Albert Toft

Section for Licensing is mainly responsible for the licensing phase of frequency management. This includes considering applications, carry out licensing procedures and issuing of licenses. Licences can be issued as individual transmitter licences or spectrum licences, and some of these licences will be awarded with the use of auctions. The section is also responsible for carrying out necessary coordination with neighbouring countries and participating in international harmonisation within the section’s field of expertise. 

Head of Section
Svend Albert Toft
 

Section for Frequency Planning

Bent André Støyva

Section for Frequency Planning is mainly responsible for the planning phase of frequency management. This includes general frequency planning, participation in international harmonisation, updating national table of frequency allocations and initial preparation and planning of spectrum awards, including socioeconomic analysis, technical studies and other relevant studies.

 

The section is also responsible for coordination and registration of satellite systems.

Head of Section
Bent André Støyva