Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works




Department of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works (MTCW-DEC)

The Department of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works (MTCW-DEC) supports and promotes the ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) and the digital innovation for the provision of high quality and secure electronic communications services, within affordable prices, resulting in the increase of social and economic welfare and in general the exploitation of the benefits of the new digital age. MTCW-DEC has responsibilities in Radio-communications, Electronic Signatures, Information Society and Space issues. MTCW-DEC has been vested by law with the executive powers and responsibilities relating to frequency management and general regulation of radio, including satellite communications, as well as market surveillance of radio equipment. Also, MTCW-DEC is responsible for drawing up plans for radio and television coverage. Additionally, the MTCW-DEC advises the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works in all matters relating to electronic communications and represent Cyprus in international organizations and committees of the European Union. MTCW-DEC has been appointed as the competent authority for the promotion and implementation of the legislative framework for electronic signatures in Cyprus. Also, MTCW-DEC has been designated as the executive department to formulate and implement a comprehensive national strategy on Information Society. Moreover, MTCW-DEC has the responsibility for the European Space Policy, including the program Galileo/EGNOS and the program GMES/Copernicus, and the relations of the Republic of Cyprus with the European Space Agency (ESA). The director of the Electronic Communications Department Mr. George Komodromos is the PI of the MTCW-DEC for the EXCELSIOR project.

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