As a first for Norway its Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a foreign authority, namely Thailand’s Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).
The MoU, signed in August, includes several of the main tasks within Nkom’s responsibility; frequency management, communications markets regulation, promotion of technical innovation and international cooperation.
Within Norway Nkom supervises providers of post and telecommunications services, manages frequencies and numbering resources, investigates ex ante competition problems in the electronic communications markets and makes decisions pursuant to the Electronic Communications Act and the Norwegian Postal Services Act.
“Telenor is a significant provider of electronic communications in both Thailand and Norway, and this is one of the reasons why NBTC wanted an agreement with Nkom”, says Director General Torstein Olsen in Nkom.
The cooperation can be carried out through e.g. exchange of information and exchange of experts, bilateral consultations and joint working groups.
The agreement is in force for a period of two years and will automatically be renewed unless one of the parties request changes.