The Ministry of Transport and Communications has appointed Elisabeth Aarsæther as the new Director General of the National Communications Authority (Nkom). Aarsæther comes from the position of Deputy Director General of Nkom and will replace Torstein Olsen.
Net neutrality was established by law in Europe one year ago. Safeguarding of net neutrality is important for preservation of the Internet as an increasingly dominating communication channel. By the end of June, European regulators have published first release of their annual net neutrality reports.
Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has conducted an analysis of Telenor’s mobile subscription “Yng” which includes the zero-rating offer “Music Freedom”. Nkom has published a report that assesses the offer based on the European net neutrality rules
The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has assigned spectrum in the 900 MHz band by auction. Telia Norge AS and Telenor Norge AS won the vacant spectrum and the total revenue amounts to NOK 790 236 240.
The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has established a cooperation agreement with the Polish sister authority Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej (Office of Electronic Communications) (UKE). The aim is to support the government's strategy for cooperation with Poland, and to ensure Nkom access to UKE's expertise and experience.
European net neutrality is at the beginning of a new era. Through the net neutrality Regulation adopted in 2015, and corresponding net neutrality Guidelines issued in 2016, a new foundation for protection of the open Internet in Europe is established. The regulatory monitoring of net neutrality at the national level, as prescribed by the Regulation, should be the guarantee for a neutral Internet for European citizens and businesses.
The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has today published its Guidelines to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) on the implementation of the new net neutrality. BEREC’s mandate to produce the Guidelines stems from the Telecoms Single Market Regulation on open internet access. The Guidelines provide guidance for NRAs to take into account when implementing the rules and assessing specific cases.
The Nordic regulators for electronic communications prepared a common position on the Digital Single Market Strategy in August last year. Now the Nordic NRAs have agreed on some additional key regulatory issues and sent their views to the Commission.