The Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM) handles questions related to telecommunications and broadcasting (radio and television). OFCOM serves as a partner to local radio stations, national television stations, telephone companies, manufacturers, retailers, users and operators of telecommunications installations as well as Internet service providers. In this sphere, OFCOM fulfils all sovereign and regulatory tasks. The Office prepares the decisions of the Swiss government (the Federal Council), the Swiss Federal Department for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom). OFCOM is also developing important international activities.