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.
Coordination meeting in Vienna
Zagreb, 14 October, 2019 – Vienna hosted an international coordination meeting of the representatives of the competent regulatory authorities of Austria (RTR), Bosnia and Herzegovina (CRA), Hungary (NMHH), Slovenia (AKOS) and Croatia (HAKOM) with its major topic for future usage and ability to revise the broadcasting in the VHF III band. In addition to frequency revision in the 174-240 MHz band, there was a talk of ongoing digital television transitions and the usage of the 700MHz band (the so-called Second Digital Dividend - DD2) for wireless broadband, which is important for the future of 5G networks and rural coverage. The coordination meeting will contribute to the harmonized usage of the radio frequency spectrum and the further development of electronic communications networks and services in the VHF III and UHF bands. Read more, on HAKOM's website, here...