The UKE team visited the Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) in Lillesand. During the meeting, which was held on 26 January 2017, the President of UKE, Marcin Cichy, and Director General of Nkom, Torstein Olsen, signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will be the basis for further cooperation between the regulators.
The meeting was an opportunity to exchange experiences in the development of broadband Internet. Representatives of Nkom presented regulatory tools applied to support investment and development of access to broadband services. The delegation of the UKE in turn shared experiences related to the implementation of the Directive on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks and the establishment of the Telecommunications Information Point.
The Nkom and UKE teams discussed also the independence of the regulatory bodies, the European Electronic Communications Code and spectrum management. Poland was in particular interested in the Norwegian experiences related to the implementation of digital radio and solving problems with the use of 450 MHz and 700 MHz frequency bands.
The regulators agreed that their cooperation would in the first place cover monitoring of the radio spectrum, distribution of frequency resources and net neutrality.