For OFCOM, 2005 was characterised by the revision of the legal foundations which are critical to our activities: the Law on Radio and Television (LRTV) and the Law on Telecommunications (LTC). In long and intense debates, parliament discussed variants and struggled to find solutions.
However, only a minority of OFCOM’s employees were directly affected by these discussions. The majority – generally working in the background – were busy ensuring that the population and the economy had at their disposal an adequate and high-quality selection of telecommunication services and broadcast programming. Their work was performed within the framework of licensing procedures, through consultation, and sometimes via supervisory interventions if the rules of the game were not being complied with.
In this annual report you will find some interesting details concerning our activities; for the first time not on paper but only on our website: we too want to make savings.
Dr. Martin Dumermuth, Director General