MANDATE

By 2025, the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) is a world class regulatory agency meeting the challenges of the digital world.

• Regulates the installation, operation and maintenance of radio stations both for private and public use (Act No. 3846, as amended)

• Regulates and supervises the provision of public telecommunications services (RA 7925, CA146, as amended)

• Manages the radio spectrum (Act No. 3846, as amended and RA7925)

• Regulates and supervises radio and television broadcast stations, cable television (CATV) and pay television (EO546 and EO205)

MISSION


Maintain a responsive regulatory environment for an effective telecommunications/ICT sector.


VISION

By 2025, the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) is a world class regulatory agency meeting the challenges of the digital world.


FUNCTIONS

• Grant certificates of Public convenience and Necessity/Provisional Authority to install, operate and maintain telecommunications, broadcast and CATV services.

• Grant licenses to install, operate and maintain radio stations.

• Allocate/sub-allocate and assign the use of radio frequencies.

• Type-approve/type-accept all radio communications, broadcast and customer premises equipment.

• Conduct radio communications examination and issue radio operators certificate.

• Prepare, plan and conduct studies for policy and regulatory purposes.

• Monitor the operation of all telecommunications and broadcast activities.

• Enforce applicable domestic and intemational laws, rules and regulations, prosecute violation thereof, and impose appropriate penalties/sanctions.

• Issue licenses to operate land, maritime, aeronautical and safety devices.

• Perform such other telecommunications/broadcast-related activities as may be necessary in the interest of public service.