|The Department of Electronic Communications (DEC) of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works is the responsible Authority, in the Republic of Cyprus, for the spectrum management and the implementation of the framework of electronic signatures.|
The Radiocommunication Law assigns to DEC executive power and responsibilities for the management of the radio spectrum, including satellite communications. In addition, DEC contacts the market surveillance for the radioequipment and develops and maintains the National Frequency Plan. Within that framework, DEC advises the Minister of Communications and Works on all electronic communications matters and represents Cyprus in international organizations and European Union committees.
Since 2009, DEC is the executive arm of the Minister of Communications and Works with duty to formulate and implement a comprehensive national strategy on Information Society.
Moreover, DEC is the coordinator in the Republic for Cyprus in the areas of European Space Policy, including the programs GALILEO/EGNOS and GMES (Global Monitoring for the Environment and Security), and for the relations with the European Space Agency.