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Introduction

The President of the Office of Electronic Communications (President of UKE) is the national regulatory authority for the market of telecommunications and postal services. The President of UKE is also the specialised authority in the area of equipment conformity assessment, including telecommunications terminal equipment and radio equipment.

The duties of the President of the Office of Electronic Communications have been set out in:

  • Telecommunications Act;
  • Postal Act;
  • Act on the conformity assessment system,
  • Act on electromathe,
  • Act on obligations relating to information on energy consumption by energy-using products,
  • Act on supporting the development of services and telecommunications networks (Mega-law),
  • Act on the launch of digital terrestrial television.gnetic compatibility.

The specific duties of the President of UKE include, inter alia:

  • the performance of tasks related to the regulation and supervision of telecommunications services’ markets, spectrum management, orbital and numbering resources, as well as the enforcement of compliance with electromagnetic compatibility requirements;
  • intervening in matters related to the functioning of the market for telecommunications and postal services, the equipment market and the settlement of disputes between telecommunications undertakings;
  • co-operation with domestic and international telecommunications and postal organisations, other competent national authorities, the European Commission and Community institutions, as well as other NRAs;
  • co-operation with the President of the Office for Competition and Consumers Protection in matters related to the enforcement of the rights of parties using postal and telecommunications services, and with the National Broadcasting Council.

The President of UKE performs his duties through the Office of Electronic Communications. UKE is comprised of its Warsaw Headquarters and 15 regional offices, whose territorial jurisdiction extends to the territories of Poland's voivodships. Under a separate authority, the directors of the regional offices are able to make administrative inspections and carry out inspection duties on behalf of the President of the Office of Electronic Communications. All the regional offices are equipped with fixed and mobile stations for radio measurements, fitted with antenna systems and measuring instruments and used specialised IT equipment to carry out these tasks.

There are also three examination commissions for radio equipment operators: in the amateur radio service, aeronautical radio service and maritime & inland radio service.

The activities of the President of UKE are supervised by the minister competent for communications (currently the Minister of Digital Affairs in charge of the communications sector) and in reference to post – minister competent for communications (currently the Minister of Infrastructure and Construction).



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    INTRODUCTION
    The President of the Office of Electronic Communications (President of UKE) is the national regulatory authority for the market of telecommunications and postal services. The President of UKE is also the specialised authority in the area of equipment conformity assessment, including telecommunications terminal equipment and radio equipment.

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    INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY
    Here you can find information about the most import ant international events, significant for the development of telecommunications and postal markets In Poland and for the statutory activity of the Office of Electronic Communications.
    International activity of the President of UKE consists of, inter alia, cooperation with the European Commission, other EU institutions and Regulatory Authorities of EU Member State. It includes also the cooperation within organizations of which UKE is a member, i.e. the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Body for European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the European Committee for Postal Regulation (CERP).


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    CONTACT
    Contact details representatives of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE).
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