Norwegian Communications Authority

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Norwegian Communications Authority
Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet
Agency overview
Formed 1987
Jurisdiction Government of Norway
Headquarters Lillesand
Parent agency Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications
Website www.nkom.no

The Norwegian Communications Authority (Norwegian: Nasjonal kommnikasjonsmyndighet), prior to 2015 the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (Post- og teletilsynet) is a Norwegian government agency responsible for controlling and regulating the telecommunication and postal sector of Norway. The agencies main responsibilities are controlling the telecom market, issuing frequency concessions and telephone numbers.

The authority has a close relationship with the Norwegian Competition Authority and the Norwegian Consumer Council. It is located in Lillesand and is financed though fees charged to the telecom companies. The authority dates back to 1987 when it was created as the Norwegian Telecommunications Authority (Teletilsynet). In 1997 it also received responsibility for the postal sector.

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