Regulations on technical operability

The list below shows FICORA's regulations concerning technical operability.

Below each regulation is a link to the description page with information on the regulations scope of application. The description page also contains links to the actual regulation text and the documents related to the regulation.

Regulation 28 on the interoperability of communications networks and services

The Regulation concerns the interconnectivity and interoperability of public communications networks and public authority networks, including the communications services provided therein, as well as the information security of interconnection and customer interfaces. In addition, the Regulation has provisions on signalling, timers, tones, announcements and ringing signals of communications services provided by the telephone network, and transfer of subscriber's number information in communications networks.

Regulation and explanatory notes to the Regulation

Regulation 33 on technical implementation and ensuring emergency traffic

The Regulation concerns requirements for ensuring better chances of success for emergency calls in cases of congestion in the network, and as good reliability in the operation as possible also in the event of communications networks disturbances.

Regulation and explanatory notes to the Regulation

Regulation 38 on the technical characteristics of metallic local loops and network equipment connected to them

The Regulation concerns local loops consisting of metallic, symmetric cable pairs and communications network equipment connected to them. The purpose of the Regulation is to ensure that services provided via a metallic connection (particularly ADSL and VDSL subscriptions) are effective and disturbance-free, and to increase and distribute capacity.

Regulation and explanatory notes to the Regulation

Regulation 43 on electronic protection of a communications network

The Regulation concerns protection of public communications networks and equipment connected to them against overvoltage and overcurrent of climatic origin and caused by electrical equipment. The Regulation applies also to public authority networks and equipment connected to them.

Regulation and explanatory notes to the Regulation

Regulation 54 on resilience of communications networks and services

The Regulation applies to ensuring the operability, data protection and information security of public communications networks and services under normal circumstances, in fault situations under normal circumstances and in exceptional situations. The Regulation imposes telecommunications operators' minimum obligations for e.g. ensuring power supply of equipment used for the implementation of communications networks and services, ensuring that devices and connections are effective, the physical protection of equipment and equipment facilities, and for communications network synchronization.

Regulation and explanatory notes to the Regulation

Regulation 58 on the quality and universal service of communications networks and services (in Finnish)

The Regulation applies to measurement and ensuring of the functionality, performance capacity, reliability and quality of communications networks and services. In this regard, the Regulation contains general obligations that apply to all general communications networks and services and public authority networks as well as special requirements for telephone services, Internet access services and television services. In addition, the Regulation specifies the indicators used for quality assessment of operator services. The Regulation also gives an account of the technical implementation of a functional internet connection pertaining to the universal service obligation as well as of the technical features of universal service subscriptions provided to persons with hearing and speech impairments.

Regulation and explanatory notes to the Regulation

Regulation 66 on disturbances in telecommunications

The objective of the Regulation is to improve the preparedness of telecommunications operators for disturbances, i.e. for faults in communications networks and services and for information security violations, too. The Regulation aims at ensuring that all telecommunications operators have appropriate instruments for detecting and solving information security threats or violations, or incidents that prevent communications services from functioning or that disturb them to a significant extent. The aim is to create as transparent instructions as possible of the procedures and contents of the notification of a disturbance for FICORA and users in order that the necessary information can be produced and submitted in a routine manner to the recipients in the event of disturbance. In addition, the objective of the Regulation is to improve the authority's possibilities to create an overall picture of how sensitive communications networks and services are to disturbances, and of the reasons for disturbances for the purpose of technical steering. All these measures aim at decreasing the effects of disturbances users experience.

Regulation and explanatory notes to the Regulation (in Finnish)


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Updated 22.11.2016

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