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Founded in 1992, the RIPE NCC is the oldest and largest of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

  • As a not-for-profit membership organisation, it administers Internet number resources to more than 15,000 members in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia.
  • As an RIR, the RIPE NCC is governed by policies developed by the RIPE community via open, transparent and bottom-up processes.
  • As secretariat for the RIPE community, the RIPE NCC provides neutral platforms for community interaction to develop Internet number policies and to share experience and ideas.

The RIPE NCC also participates in Internet governance discussions, ensuring that the perspective and experience of the RIPE community is included in those discussions.

And the RIPE NCC maintains several technical elements vital to the Internet infrastructure on behalf of the wider Internet community, including the RIPE Database and K-root, one of 13 root name servers. With the support of thousands of community members around the world, the RIPE NCC is also building RIPE Atlas, the largest Internet measurement network ever made.

CRA.pngThe Communications Regulatory Agency (Agency) was established on March 2nd, 2001. It combines the competences of the Independent Media Commission and the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency. Prior to this, they operated separately. The Agency operates at a state level, with a mandate defined by the Law on Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, no.31/03). Initially, the Decision of the High Representative in October 2002 enforced this, and in September 2003, the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted it. The Agency is a regulator with combined competencies developed on similar processes used by other European countries. These competencies reflect the convergence of technologies in telecommunications and broadcasting. The Agency also ensures they’re able to respond to market needs.

The market of electronic communications is a sector of advanced technologies. The development of technologies, the constant introduction of new services, and the continuous evolution of business models define the characteristics of this market. This sector is also governed by dominant participants with significant marketing power. The challenges placed before these market regulators are focused on establishing a balance among market stakeholders and consumers as well as: 

  • Protecting the interests of users in a competitive market 
  • Support the entry of new participants Modeled after similar institutions in Europe

The Agency base their competencies on 

  • Principles of independence
  • Implementing regulations 
  • Monitoring compliance with laws and regulations
  • Ensuring technical, financial, and staffing prerequisites for the effective execution of tasks

In accordance with the Law on Communications of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Agency’s competencies are: 

  • Developing and promoting rules in the sectors of telecommunications and broadcasting
  • Licensing operators in the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors
  • Planning, managing and allocating the frequency spectrum
  • Implementing technical and other standards related to quality
  • Establishing and maintaining license fees

Host and Connectivity Sponsor


The University Tele-Informatics Center (UTIC) was established in 1996 and became the first Internet access provider (ISP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). Since then, UTIC has been assigned a significant role by the national registry of .BA domains, a resource key to the development of the Internet in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Within the University of Sarajevo (UNSA), UTIC is the leading institution in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT).

Listed below are some of the key activities:

  • ICT infrastructure establishment, management and development within UNSA
  • Active collaboration with other public B&H universities on the development of ICT B&H academic community
  • Member of international scientific and research bodies
  • Establishment of necessary e-infrastructure for the needs of the academic and educational community
  • Improving the international competitiveness of B&H public universities
  • Inteigration into GÉANT - the pan-European academic network


Supporting Sponsor

BH Telecom

BH Telecom is the leading telecom operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a major market share in fixed, mobile and Internet networks, providing high quality and up-to-date services to its users. We have a strategic approach to being fast-evolving industry, and make efforts to offer innovative services, contributing to the well-being of our society as a whole. Thanks to our management, by putting users first, implementing new technology and making good business decisions, we are the best provider of telecommunications services in a highly competitive market. 

We have cooperated continuously with several local and foreign companies which contributes directly to our service quality. As a socially responsible company, we contribute to the everyday progress of Bosnian and Herzegovinian society, thus playing an important part in its growth.