Countries & Nations

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Learn about telecommunications around the world. R-Spectrum has compiled extensive resources on companies, mobile networks, and regulatory information on almost every country in the world.

The global telecommunications industry is predominantly regulated by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialised agency of the United Nations. The ITU is tasked with facilitating international communication through the development of technical standards. The ITU tracks and benchmarks the progress of countries and promotes development in underserved communities worldwide.

It's important to note that R-Spectrum compiles research on a range of sovereign and disputed territories regardless of their geopolitical status. We endeavour to remain an impartial observer and defer to international guidance where possible.

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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean.
Policy Maker: Telecommunications and Internet Policy Branch
Spectrum Regulator: Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde,is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.
Policy Maker: Ministério da Economia e Emprego
Spectrum Regulator: Agência Nacional das Comunicações ANAC
The Cayman Islands is an autonomous British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea. The territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman located south of Cuba, northeast of Costa Rica, north of Panama, east of Mexico and northwest of Jamaica.
Policy Maker: Department for Culture, Media and Sport DCMS
Spectrum Regulator: Information & Communications Technology Authority
The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west.
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications, chargé de la Promotion des Nouvelles Technologies d'Information et de Communication
Spectrum Regulator: Centrafrique Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications ART
Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west.
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes et des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Spectrum Regulator: Tchad Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes
Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania.
Policy Maker: Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones
Spectrum Regulator: Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia, exercising jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities and the Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macau, also claiming sovereignty over Taiwan.
Policy Maker: Ministry of Industry and Information Technology MIIT
Spectrum Regulator: Ministry of Industry and Information Technology MIIT
Colombia is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru.
Policy Maker: Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones CRC
Spectrum Regulator: Agencia Nacional del Espectro ANE
The Comoros is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. The nation consists of three islands; Grande Comore, Anjounan, and Mohéeil.
Policy Maker: Ministère des Transports, des Postes et Télécommunications, des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Spectrum Regulator: Autorité Nationale de Régulation des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication ANRTIC
The Republic of the Congo is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by five countries: Gabon to the west; Cameroon to the northwest; the Central African Republic to the northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo - Kinshasa) to the east and south; and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to the southwest.
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes, des Télécommunications et de l'Economie numérique
Spectrum Regulator: Agence de Régulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques ARPCE
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in Central Africa. The DRC borders the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north; Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east; Zambia and Angola to the south; and the Republic of the Congo to the west.
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes, Télécommunications et Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Spectrum Regulator: Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications du Congo ARPTC
The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand.
Policy Maker: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Spectrum Regulator: Radio Spectrum Management
Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.
Policy Maker: Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones
Spectrum Regulator: Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones SUTEL
Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire is a country located in West Africa. Its bordering countries are Guinea and Liberia in the west, Burkina Faso and Mali in the north, and Ghana in the east.
Policy Maker: Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d'Ivoire ARTCI
Spectrum Regulator: Agence Ivoirienne de Gestion des Fréquences AIGF
The Republic of Crimea is a federal subject of Russia that is located on the Crimean Peninsula.
Policy Maker: Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Minsvyaz
Spectrum Regulator: General Radio Frequency Centre Roskomnadzor
Croatia (Hrvatska) is a country in Central and Southern Europe, on the Adriatic Sea.
Policy Maker: Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure
Spectrum Regulator: Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries HAKOM
Cuba is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean meet.
Policy Maker: Ministerio de Comunicaciones
Spectrum Regulator: Ministerio de Comunicaciones
Curaçao is a Lesser Antilles island country in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region, about 65 km north of the Venezuelan coast. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Policy Maker: Radiocommunication Agency Netherlands
Spectrum Regulator: Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post
Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.
Policy Maker: Cyprus Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works
Spectrum Regulator: Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications & Postal Regulation
Czechia is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.
Policy Maker: Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade
Spectrum Regulator: Czech Telecommunication Office