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The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) grants authorisation to install and maintain electronic communications networks. New Regulations on authorization for installation contractors performing installation and maintenance of electronic communications networks (Authorisation Regulations) entered into force on 1 January 2012.

The objective of the regulations is to ensure that electronic communications networks (ecom networks) are installed and maintained so that the requirements for electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), frequency use and quality are ensured. Part of the objective is also to ensure that the work is performed by personnel with the requisite qualifications.

Owners of ecom networks shall use an authorised business enterprise for installation, maintenance and interconnection of electronic communications networks.

The stipulated form is required be used when applying for authorisation.

Authorisation is linked to a Norwegian organization number and cannot be transferred to another business enterprise.

The business enterprise shall have a minimum of one full-time employee who meets the requirements in the regulations pertaining to education and practice for the qualified person.

Ecom networks authorisation

Previously, the authorization range was divided into several subject areas: telecommunications installation contractor (TIA), cable TV installation contractor (KIA) and radio installation contractor (RIA). The subject areas are now merged into one subject area, ecom networks authorisation (ENA). Ecom networks authorisation allows installation and maintenance of all ecom networks as defined in the Electronic Communications Act.

The qualified person shall document technical knowledge equivalent to that required when graduating from a 2-year technical college within education program electro with a specialization module in electronic communication subjects.

One year of relevant practice shall be documented by work references or a signed self-declaration.

Qualifications acquired in another EEA state are assessed in compliance with the EEA Agreement Annex VII no. 1 on recognition of professional qualifications, cf. Directive 2005/36/EC.

Telecommunications installation contractor, cable TV installation contractor and radio installation contractor

Authorised telecommunications installation contractor (TIA), cable TV installation contractor (KIA) or radio installation contractor (RIA) may maintain an authorisation provided that the qualified person or the enterprise organization number remain unchanged, cf. Article 3 of the regulations. The subject area for TIA comprises ecom networks with the exception of the subject areas for KIA and RIA.

The subject area for KIA comprises cable TV networks built with coaxial cable technique or other technology designed for transmission of point-to-multipoint communication (broadcasting).

The subject area for RIA comprises ecom networks built for transmission of information by means of electromagnetic signals in free space (radio waves).

Forms are in Norwegian only.

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