The PTA in Iceland has a wide ranging role in the field of electronic communications. Among its tasks is supervision of communications within the territory of the Icelandic state and execution of the Electric Communications Act. Furthermore PTA is to encourage competition in telecom services and prevent illegal commercial practices.
Register of operators
The P T A keeps a register of all companies with a general authorisation to operate telecommunication networks and services in addition to which the Administration sets the conditions for general authorisations and supervises compliance with the conditions.
The PTA analysis the telecommunication markets in accordance to The Electronic Communications Act.
The PTA collects and publishes statistics on the Icelandic electronic communications market
The P TA supervises the Icelandic number system and allocates numbers and prefixes to service providers. The Administration organises the use of the frequency spectrum, establishes a frequency plan and allocates frequencies having in mind to ensure their efficient utilisation.