Electronic communication and postal service operators fined over 530,000 Euro last year
The National Communications Administration and Regulation Authority (ANCOM) last year handed down fines worth a total of 2.43 million RON (530,000 Euro) to several electronic communications and postal service operators, and conducted some 4,000 checks in the sector, the communications watchdog said in a release.
ANCOM carried out in 2018 as many as 2,728 control actions that ended with offending companies being served 203 notifications, 391 warnings and 89 fines in excess of 2.4 million RON, as follows: Telekom Romania Mobile Communications was fined 1.1 million RON, of which 600,000 RON for the network being down as a result of the worst security incident registered in Romania’s electronic communications, and 500,000 RON for non-observance of the obligation to keep the network logs at the granularity level stipulated in the license.
ANCOM also slapped telephony service providers with 19 fines amounting to 155,000 RON, mainly for the violation of their obligations regarding number portability and roaming services, Agerpres reads.
Another 26 fines worth a total of 240,000 RON have been handed down to providers of television and radio broadcasting services (RTV).
According to the cited source, CATV service providers received 33 fines totalling 237,500 RON for failure to meet the requirements set forth in the General License, while another nine fines worth a total of 72,000 RON were ordered on radio communication operators.