Does an operator need to be domiciled in the country? Are there any restrictions on foreign ownership of telecoms operators?

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Malta Small Flag Malta

The ECRA provides that any undertaking may be allowed to provide electronic communications services but prior to doing so, such prospective operator must notify the MCA of such intention by means of a notification. There are no restrictions on foreign ownership of telecoms operators.

Norway Small Flag Norway

An operator does not need to be domiciled within Norway. However, all operators subject to a duty of registration (see question 1) are required to have a Norwegian organisation number and a Norwegian postal address.

There are no restrictions on foreign ownership of telecommunication operators.

Turkey Small Flag Turkey

Yes, the operator must be domiciled in Turkey and must be incorporated in Turkey as a limited or joint stock company. There is no restriction on foreign ownership of telecoms operators, 100% shares of the local entity can be non-Turkish owned.

Updated: July 20, 2017