Nkom now under auspices of KMD

24 Jan 2019

Following changes to the departmental structures of Norway’s government ministries, it has been confirmed that the National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) will now operate directly under the auspices of the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation (Kommunal- og moderniseringsdepartementet, KMD). With the change in oversight for the Nkom – the industry watchdog previously answered to the Ministry of Transport and Communications (Samferdselsdepartementet ar, MoTC) – the government has also established a new ministerial position for ICT policy, with Nikolai Astrup becoming Norway’s minister of digitisation at the KMD.