FICORA's organisation

FICORA has six divisions. Three of them - Markets, National Cyber Security Centre and Spectrum Management - are external. Administration, Information Management and Communications are FICORA's internal divisions. The Director-General is the head of FICORA.

The FICORA executive group

Kirsi Karlamaa Director-General
Johanna Juusela Director Markets
Jarno Ilme Director Spectrum Management
Jarkko Saarimäki Director National Cyber Security Centre
Ari-Pekka Neuvonen Director of Information Management Information Management
Hanna Tamminen Director of Communications Communications
Riitta Vuorela Director of Administration Administration
Anu Kettunen representative of a staff association Juko
Kalle Pikkarainen representative of a staff association Viestintäviraston henkilöstö ry
Soile Pienimäki Executive Group Secretary

FICORA employs about 240 specialists within jurisprudence, economics and technology.

External divisions


The Markets Division is responsible for:

  • market surveillance and market analyses of the communications market in general, and monitoring of the operational environment
  • analyses and supervision of undertakings with significant market power (SMP)
  • the universal service of the telecommunications and postal markets, and other supervision of the postal market
  • the viability of communications networks and services
  • telecoms standardisation
  • supervision of the compliance with the EU Commission's Roaming Regulation
  • the supervision of television and radio operations
  • Fast Broadband project (state aid authority for broadband deployment in rural areas).

The Markets Division also provides legal interpretation coordination for all division.

Spectrum Management

The Spectrum Management Division is responsible for:

  • the use of radio frequencies and frequency planning
  • radio transmitter licences and other usage rights, and special proficiency required from radio transmitter users
  • ensuring the conformity assessment of radio and telecommunications terminal equipment, placing the equipment on the market, marking of equipment and market surveillance
  • the investigation and removal of radio interference
  • the unauthorized or unlawful use or possession of radio equipment
  • spectrum auction arrangements
  • notified body operations for telecommunications terminal and radio equipment
  • granting of short-term TV network licences
  • granting of radio and TV programme licences
  • the supervision of network licences
  • Customer Service.

National Cyber Security Centre

The National Cyber Security Centre is responsible for:

  • the readiness of telecoms operators, and viability of communications networks and services in the event of faults and disturbances, and in exceptional circumstances
  • the protection of privacy in electronic communications
  • electronic identification and electronic signatures
  • official requirements in emergency traffic, interception and supervision of telecommunications
  • the duties of the National Communications Security Authority
  • Fi-domain name management.

FICORA's CERT-FI and NCSA-FI duties have been merged into the National Cyber Security Centre.

Internal divisions


The Administration is responsible for:

  • the development of operations and productivity, leadership, organisation and administration
  • operative and economic planning, budgets, financing, payments, financial statements and financial administration
  • internal audits, and arrangements for internal audits, and assessment of operations
  • personnel management, planning and development
  • material and real estate management
  • coordination of risk management
  • the coordination of data collection and data publication
  • the handling of undeliverable postal items.

Information Management

The Information Management is responsible for:

  • IT infrastructure, application maintenance and coor¬dination of usage
  • FICORA's information management strategy
  • information security related to information technology
  • IT systems, software and services as well as system design
  • document management and information services.


The Communications is responsible for:

  • the strategic and operative planning of FICORA's communications
  • FICORA's external and internal communications and marketing communications
  • FICORA's external image and common publications
  • FICORA's internet and intranet sites
  • FICORA's translation services and coordination of them.

Key words: Information security, Internet, Post, Radio, Spectrum, Telephone, Television, Organisation

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