The Communications Commission of Kiribati (CCK/the Commission) under the Act has core functions sets out in Section 5. These functions and powers are listed below:

a)    issue licences and supervise and enforce compliance with this Act and the conditions of licences;

b)    regulate access to and the sharing of communications facilities and interconnection of certain communications networks of licensees where such matters are not agreed by the licensees;

c)    monitor and enforce compliance with competition requirements and determine when industry consolidation is permissible;

d)    regulate the protection of consumers, charges levied by licensees for communications networks and communications services and the attributes of communications services;

e)    specify technical standards and procedures for interconnection and the operation of communications networks and provision of communications services;

f)    regulate types and characteristics of communications equipment which may be connected to a communications network;

g)    monitor and report on the development and performance of the communications sector in supplying services and the contribution of the communications sector to the overall development of Kiribati;

h)    monitor the quality of services provided by licensees and ensure that licensees conform to standards where these have been specified by the Commission;

i)     manage the radio frequency spectrum, numbering and electronic addressing and assist licensees in obtaining access to land for communications networks;

j)     administer the Universal Access Fund and universal service arrangements for the supply of communications services throughout Kiribati;

k)    give effect to any Government policies given by the Minister in accordance with section 16;

l)     where required by the Minister, represent the Government in international conferences or international and other organisations concerned with communications;

m)   advise the Government on policies and legislative measures in respect of communications;

n)    undertake consultations on matters relating to communications;

o)    take enforcement action under this Act; and

p)    perform such other functions as are consistent with the Act.

      In addition to the above, the Commission shall have power as a statutory corporation:

a)    to do all things necessary or convenient for or in connection with the performance of its functions;

b)    shall be construed as imposing on the Commission any form of duty or liability enforceable by legal proceedings; and

c)    If the Commission believes that a licensee is in possession of information, which the Commission considers necessary for the fulfilment of its role under this Act, the Commission may require that licensee to submit the information to the Commission in such form and in such manner as the Commission may specify by written notice to that licensee.