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ECE 528T1: Design of Communication Systems Module 2

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A discussion on regulatory agencies that monitor and implement electronic communication system laws and guidelines focusing on the Philippine setting. It briefly covers enabling laws relevant to the subject.

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ECE 528T1: Design of Communication Systems Module 2

  1. 1. ECE 528: Module 2 Regulatory Agencies and Local Enabling Laws ECE 528 (Design of Communication Systems) ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines 1 Prepared by: Engr. Jeffrey Des B. Binwag http://www.slideshare.net/desbinwag
  2. 2. Regulatory Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems Federal Communication Commission (FCC) • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. • The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security, and modernizing itself. • Formed by the Communications Act of 1934 to replace the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission. The FCC's mandated jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Political divisions of the United States. The FCC also provides varied degrees of cooperation, oversight, and leadership for similar communications bodies in other countries of North America. The FCC is funded entirely by regulatory fees. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 2
  3. 3. Regulatory Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) • NTC is an attached agency of the Office of the President of the Philippines responsible for the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services throughout the country. • It is a government agency created under Executive Order No. 546 promulgated on July 23, 1979, and conferred with regulatory and quasi- judicial functions taken over from the Board of Communications and the Telecommunications Control Bureau which were abolished in the same Order. • It is the government body that principally regulates the telecommunications and broadcasting industries. The Information and Communications Technology Office, Department of Trade and Industry, and the National Privacy Commission are mandated to issue relevant regulations to communications services providers. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 3
  4. 4. Regulatory Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems NTC Functions: • Regulates the installation, operation and maintenance of radio stations both for private and public use (Act No. 3846, as amended). • Regulates and supervises the provision of public telecommunications services (RA 7925, CA146, as amended). • Manages the radio spectrum (Act No. 3846, as amended and RA7925). Regulates and supervises radio and television broadcast stations, cable television (CATV) and pay television (EO546 and EO205). • Issue licenses and permits for the operations of radio stations and other telecommunication services. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 4
  5. 5. Regulatory Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems NTC Functions: • Enforce and implement, through inspection and field investigation, telecommunications laws, rules and regulations governing the installation and operation of all radio communication stations and all telecommunications services including radio and television broadcasting system including cable televisions. • Monitor the operation of all radio stations to determine compliance with existing radio laws and regulations and the terms and conditions of their licenses and permits. • Conduct monitor surveillance of radio frequency spectrum to detect and locate illegally operated stations or those causing harmful interferences and to guard against unlawful transmission and illegally operating practices. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 5
  6. 6. Regulatory Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems NTC Functions: • Attend to the collection, consolidation and updating of statistical data and other related information on telecommunication services or stations, including operational statistics within the region for presentation and submission to the Commission. • Undertake study on telecommunication service requirements of the regional area and submit recommendation to the Commission. Maintain liaison and coordination work with regional offices or units of other government agencies existing within the area including the offices or units of local government. • Administer oaths on matters generally involving the official business of the regional office. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 6
  7. 7. Regulatory Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems NTC Functions: • Represent the Commission in conferences or meetings whenever necessary that may be called or held within the region. • Coordinate enforcement activities with the intelligence unit, military and other police agencies for the effective implementation of telecommunication laws and regulations regarding stations or services whose operations affect the security of the state. • Hear administrative cases filed before the Regional Office specifically, cases relating to violations of existing regulations enforced by the Commission. It also provides legal advises to the Regional Office. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 7
  8. 8. Regulatory Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems Institute of Electronics and Communications Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP) • IECEP is an organization that offers assistance to the Electronics Engineers end the general public for the expert professional services in the electronics, communications and allied engineering. • It is an organization that supports the electronics and communications development in the Philippines. • The IECEP was organized in 1950 by the group of pioneers in the field of Electronics and Communications in the country, namely: Dean Jose S. Alfonso, who served as the founding president of the organization, Mamerto Buenafe, Fred Carino, Ciriaco Coronel, Jose Grey, Alfredo Gella, Ariston Hulinga, Gonzalo Kamantigue, Albino Lara and Venancio Pineda. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 8
  9. 9. Standards Implementing Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) • The primary policy, planning, programming, coordinating, implementing and administrative entity of the executive branch of the government on the promotion, development and regulation of a dependable and coordinated network of transportation and communications systems, as well as in the fast, safe, efficient and reliable transportation and communications services. • Its mission is to provide the country with efficient, effective, and secure transportation systems that are globally competitive, compliant with international standards, and responsive to the changing times. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 9
  10. 10. Standards Implementing Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology • DOST-ICTO was created under the Executive Order 47 (series of 2011). It is the lead implementing agency of the government in all ICT- related efforts with special focus on areas of industry development, policy, infrastructure development, research and development, capacity building of the public sector, and the administration of the E-Government Fund. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 10
  11. 11. Standards Implementing Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems DOST-ICTO Functions: • Formulate, recommend and implement an appropriate policy and program framework that will promote the rapid development and improved global competitiveness of our country’s information and communications technology industry through research and development and through effective linkages to industry; • Ensure the provision of efficient and effective information and communications technology infrastructure, information systems and resources to support efficient, effective, transparent and accountable governance and, in particular, support the speedy and efficient enforcement of rules and delivery of accessible public services to the people. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 11
  12. 12. Standards Implementing Agencies for Electronic Communication Systems The Telecommunications Office (Telof) • TELOF is the only government agency that provides telecommunications services. Telof is part of the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO), which is under the policy, technical and administrative supervision of the Department of Science and Technology. It provides backbone facilities and services to both the government and private sector. ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 12
  13. 13. Local Enabling Laws for Electronic Communication Systems R.A. 9292. Electronics Engineering Law of 2004 • An act providing for a more responsive and comprehensive regulation for the registration, licensing and practice of professional electronics engineers and electronics technicians, repealing republic act no. 5734. DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01 • Implementation of R.A. 9292 requiring Provincial Governors as well as City and Municipal Mayors to ensure the proper adoption of R.A. 9292 in their jurisdiction. PRC Board of Electronics Engineer M.C. No. 2009-23 • Implmentation of R.A. 9292 in the process and approval of building permits for building and structures required under P.D. No. 1096 (National Building Code of the Philippines) ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 13
  14. 14. Local Enabling Laws for Electronic Communication Systems R.A. 9292. Salient Provisions: • Section 3. Definition and Interpretation of Terms • Section 4. Categories of Practice • Section 5. Nature and Scope of Practice of Electronics Engineering and Electronics Technician Professionals • Section 27. Practice of the Profession • Section 28. Prohibitions and Limitations on the Practice of Electronics Engineering and Electronics Technician Profession. • Section 30. Code of Ethics and Code of Technical Standards of Practice ECE @Saint Louis University, Baguio City 14

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