International cooperation

RATEL cooperates with international organizations, regulatory bodies and other expert institutions, in order to follow the development of electronic communications and postal services and to keep track with the latest market regulation and revisions of regulatory and international acts made due to introduction of new services and technologies.

Electronic communications

RATEL is a member of the International Telecommunication Union - ITU, the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations - CEPT and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute - ETSI.

Within ITU activities, RATEL's representatives participate in the work of many expert work groups in the area of radio frequency spectrum management, broadcasting, terrestrial and satellite services, broadband, networks and infrastructure, numbering, ICT development indicators, QoS, and they also take part in the meetings of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC). 

As part of the cooperation with CEPT, RATEL takes part in the activities of the Electronic Communications Committee – ECC, project team which deals with the area of ​​IMT (International Mobile Telecommunications) referring to the radio frequency planning and regulatory development for the existing and new generation of mobile communications (PT1), working group for spectrum monitoring (WG FM), working group for RF spectrum management technical guidelines (WG SE) and the Conference Preparatory Group (CPG) responsible for developing briefs, studies, and European Common Proposals (ECPs) for World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC).

As of 2012, RATEL is a member of the Independent Regulators Group - IRG (IRG), and a participant without voting rights in the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications - BEREC. RATEL’s representatives attend BEREC Board of Regulators (BoR), Management Board (MB) and Contact Network (CN) meetings. Since 2013, RATEL also actively participates in the activities of BEREC working groups.

RATEL also cooperates with the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), within the expert group ECASEC dealing with network and service integrity, resilience, and security (former Article 13a).

In addition, RATEL participates in the work of the expert Radio Spectrum Policy Group - RSPG, which is assisting the European Commission in the matters of RF management policy development. The Republic of Serbia has an observer status in this body, but equally an opportunity to take a closer look into the strategy of RF spectrum use, both in short and long term.

RATEL is a member of REDCA (Radio Equipment Directive Compliance Association), an association gathering designated bodies, organizations assessing radio equipment conformity, consulting companies, manufacturers and administrations in the EEA and countries with signed mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with the EU. The significance of REDCA membership implies access to important information on radio equipment and exchange of experiences in the implementation of the Radio Equipment Directive.

Postal services

RATEL cooperates with the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)the European Committee for Postal Regulation (CERP) and the  European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP).

RATEL's representatives take part in the UPU working groups dealing with postal regulation, as well as in the activities of CERP WGs, with an observer's status in ERGP.

RATEL collaborates with all relevant international organizations in the field of postal regulation and, in particular, with postal regulators of the countries in the region.

Cyber security

The National CERT has been accredited on the international Trusted Introducer CERT team list intended for support to the alert centres in case of compromised information systems security. Thanks to this membership, RATEL, i.e. National CERT, has been able to monitor, collect and exchange timely and reliable data on cyber security incidents and risks. RATEL's active participation in the international meetings and workshops contributes to improve the overall protection against security risks in ICT systems.

The National CERT is a full member of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) since February 2020, which connects CERTs worldwide. This makes it the first CERT in the Republic of Serbia that became a member of this organization.

Bilateral cooperation

With the purpose of strengthening the cooperation with the national regulatory authorities from other countries, RATEL concluded numerous memorandums of understanding in the area of electronic communications, postal services and cyber security, providing for regular exchange of information on policy and strategy development, expert meetings aimed at examining and comparing technical, legal, economic and other aspects of regulatory activities in the areas of common interest. Particular attention is given to the cooperation with the regulatory bodies from the region, encouraging the exchange of experience and opinions on important issues pertaining to market regulation and development.