The Communications Regulatory Agency (the Agency) was founded on March 2nd of 2001 by merging the two existing regulatory authorities: the Independent Media Commission (IMC) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (TRA). The Agency is a convergent regulator, reflecting the merging of technologies in the telecommunications and broadcasting.
The Communications Regulatory Agency is an independent institution of Bosnia and Herzegovina operating at the national level by applying the Law on Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in accordance with the general principles of objectivity, transparency, and nondiscrimination, and is fully independent in its decision-making.
In accordance with the Law on Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the responsibilities of the Communications Regulatory Agency are: the creation and promotion of rules in the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors, the licensing of operators in the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors, the planning, management and allocation of the frequency spectrum, the implementation of technical and other standards relating to quality, and the establishment and maintenance of the license fee system.
The Law on Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina defines the mandate and the responsibilities of the Communications Regulatory Agency. It gives the Communications Regulatory Agency the authority to regulate the convergent market of broadcasting and telecommunications and to manage the radio frequency spectrum.
Agreement signed to reduce roaming prices in the region
In the XII International Regulatory Conference - Towards ubiquitous mobile broadband in Europe -, held within the XXI Infofestedition, organized by the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP) and the International Telecommunication Union, in Milocer, Montenegro, an agreement on limiting roaming prices in the region was signed. The agreement was signed by Marta Tomovska Arsovska, Deputy Minister of Information Society and Administration of the Republic of Macedonia, Damir Hadžić, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vujica Lazović, Minister of Information Society of the Republic of Montenegro, Rasim Ljajic, Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, announces RATEL.
The text of the agreement is available, in local language, here.