The Electronic Communications Office of Iceland (ECOI) is responsible for the administration of electronic communications and network security in Iceland.
The ECOI is an independent body under the ultimate direction of the Ministry of higher education, science and innovation. Responsibility for the daily activities of the Office lies with the Director who is appointed by the Minister of the Interior. ECOI advises the Minister on matters relating to telecommunications and network security.
ECOI operates according to the Electronic Communications Act, passed by the Icelandic Parliament in 2003 and the Act on the Electronic Communications Office of Iceland No. 75/2021. (In Icelandic)
Electronic Communications Office of Iceland (ECOI)
Office hours: 10:00 - 14:00 Monday through Friday.
Tel: (354) 510 1500
Managing Director of Electronic Communications Office of Iceland is Hrafnkell V. Gíslason
Management Board consists of the Managing Director and Heads of Divisions
Two specialist Teams operate within ECOI; CERT-IS and a market analysis team
The role of the Operations Division is to ensure continuous and streamlined operations in accordance with the institution's certified quality procedures.
The Infrastructure Division is responsible for the organization of telecommunications resources (frequencies and numbers) and the allocation of those resources. The division also monitors the frequencies, which involves measuring, responding to and resolving interference issues. Through mapping and analysis of current and planned telecommunications infrastructure and related infrastructure, the division contributes to the development of infrastructure in collaboration with the government and service providers.
The Markets Division coordinates the administrative affairs of the institution as well as leading competition and consumer affairs. Within the division, market analyzes are carried out as well as imposing obligations on those market participants who have a significant market share.
The role of Digital Security Division is to monitor the network and information security of digital infrastructure and providers of digital services, as well as the security and functionality of general electronic communications services. The division performs a coordinating and advisory role vis-à-vis other supervisory authorities to promote the implementation of the NIS Act. In addition, it is the role of Digital Security to monitor trust services.
National CSIRT - CERT-IS
The main role of the cyber security team CERT-IS is awareness of the state of cyber security issues as well as to handle incidents when cyber incidents occur. With the independent organizational unit of the cyber security team, the independent processing of information and events in full separation from other areas is being ensured.