PTS approves regulations on reliability of networks/services

11 Jun 2015

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) on 10 June 2015 approved new regulations aimed at ensuring operators’ networks and services achieve a basic level of reliability, in response to recent service failures and network outages. The regulations include general requirements for risk analysis and incident response, plus specific requirements such as guaranteed backup power during power outages, and requirements for redundancy of important network/service elements. Goran Marby, PTS director general, stated: ‘Recent [network/service] failures and interruptions shows that we need sharper requirements,’ adding that the new regulation ‘clarifies which measures providers must take for the business to meet a basic level of reliability.’

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