In the area of telecommunications equipment, the close collaboration of our experts with their opposite numbers in the European Union (EU) allows the rapid implementation of new technical and regulatory directives, thereby facilitating access to the Swiss market for new technologies. This also permits the organisation of coordinated market surveillance campaigns with the EU member countries.
In order to facilitate processing of applications for radiocommunication licences, we have worked towards implementing a pilot e-government project which is intended to enable applications to be processed online.
The highlight of the year 2006 in the area of collection of radio and television fees was DETEC’s decision to award a new mandate to Billag SA, following a procedure inviting bids which was conducted by OFCOM. Billag SA has been delegated with this collection task for a further 7-year period.
Véronique Gigon, Deputy Director