NATCOM’S CHAIRPERSON AND COMMISSIONER SIGNS SIX (6) DRAFT TELECOMMUNICATION REGULATIONS
The National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) was established to license and regulate the activities of telecommunications operators to promote efficiency and fair competition, and the expansion of investment in the telecommunications sector, as well as protect users of telecommunications networks and services, and support the progressive development of the telecommunications industry in Sierra Leone.
Section 82 of the Telecommunications Act as amended stipulates, “The Commission may, by statutory instrument, make regulations for the effective implementation of the Act. In accordance with the provisions of the Telecommunications Act, the Commission developed the following draft regulations:
- Telecommunications Licensing Regulations 2020
- Telecommunications Quality of Service Regulations 2020
- Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations 2020
- Subscriber Identification and Registration Management Regulations 2020
- Electronic Communications Equipment Type Approval Regulations 2020; and
- National Numbering Resource Regulations 2020.
By way of fulfilling its mandate, the Acting Chairperson and Commissioner of NATCOM, Mdm. Madiana Samba has signed these six (6) draft regulations in the presence of the Director-General and Senior Management staff. The regulations would now go through the normal processes for them to become law. This event took place at the NATCOM Head Office.
The Chairperson and Commissioner expressed immense appreciation and gratitude to the staff of NATCOM for having pulled this through. She further went on to say that the regulations would be used effectively move the telecommunications sector in Sierra Leone in leaps and bounds in line with placing ICT in the heart of H.E President Bio’s agenda in transforming the digital landscape of our beloved country.