About the agency
The Agency for Telecommunications was established by the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Montenegro dated 8 March 2001. The Agency is established as an independent regulatory authority, functionally independent of all entities that exploit telecommunications networks and provide electronic communications networks, equipment or services, and of the entities providing postal services.
After the adoption of the Law on Postal Services in 2005, the Agency took over the competencies related to postal affairs.
Following the adoption of the Law on Electronic Communications in August 2008, the Agency has continued, in accordance with the provisions of the Law, to operate as the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services.
The Agency is functionally independent of legal and physical entities that provide electronic communications networks, equipment or services, and of the entities providing postal services. The Head Office of the Agency is in Podgorica and the abbreviation for the Agency is EKIP.
The Agency cooperates and harmonizes its operations with competent national regulatory authorities of other countries and the EU Commission, as well as with the International Telecommunication Union, the Universal Postal Union and other international organizations for electronic communications and postal affairs.
The bodies of the Agency are: the Council of the Agency and the Executive Director of the Agency.
Agency's sources of financing shall be the following:
1. Registration fees;
2. Fees for performing activities of regulation and supervision of the market
3. Fees for authorizations to use radio frequencies and numbering and/or addresses
4. Fees prescribed in the laws regulating the field subject to the jurisdiction of the Agency.
Annual financial plan of the Agency shall contain projection of total revenues and expenditures, including reserves for unforeseen expenses, separated into categories according to the fields of regulation and supervision, and the use of numbering resources, radio frequency spectrum and postal affairs.
The Agency shall submit its Financial Plan along with the Work Program, for the following calendar year, to the Government for approval. The Agency’s Financial Plan and Work Program shall be submitted to Montenegrin Parliament for adoption, as a separate part of the Budget of Montenegro.
The Agency keeps the registry of operators, the registry of authorized radio frequencies; the registry of assigned numbering and addresses in compliance with the regulations by the relevant Ministry for electronic communications and postal services, which define the content and the manner of keeping the registry. The Agency shall keep and regularly update the database on the holders of authorizations for performing electronic communications and postal affairs in accordance with the law, with all the elements that such a database should contain. The Agency shall keep and regularly update the database on radio frequency spectrum, in accordance with the Law on Electronic Communications.Prior to the adoption of general acts or in preparation of inputs for general acts adopted by the relevant Ministry for electronic communications and postal affairs, the Agency may organize public consultation processes in accordance with a separate act determining the procedures for public consultation processes.