Determinations

Determinations are mainly decisions by TRR with regard to issues affecting the market operation within the telecommunications industry.

Determinations 2016 - DETERMINATION AND FINDINGS RELATING TO THE WHOLESALE INTERNATIONAL INTERNET SERVICES MARKET AND SPEEDCAST’S COMPLAINT AGAINST INTERCHANGE LIMITED

TRR has released its decisions on the findings, and Orders, described in this document relating to Speedcast Pacific Ltd’s complaint against Interchange Ltd and wider issues of concern to TRR with respect to the supply arrangements, pricing levels and extent of effective competition within the Wholesale International Internet Services Market in Vanuatu.

This Determination was made following consultation, with a limited number of relevant service providers, on 23th  July 2015, relating to Speedcast’s Complaint and subsequently, on 31st March 2016, when TRR issued its “Draft Findings Relating To The Wholesale International Internet Services Market And Speedcast’s Complaint Against Interchange Limited”  where TRR sought further comments and feedback from a limited number of relevant industry participants, including some specific service providers and the Government, prior to issuing this Determination.

This Determination needs to be read in conjunction with Order No.3 of 2016 which enforces various matters in relation to TRR’s findings.

Some parts of TRR’s Determination have been redacted due to the confidential and commercially sensitive nature of some of the information contained within.

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Determinations 2014 - UAP Broadband Speed Provisions

TRR has made its Determination, among other things, on the UAP Broadband Speed Provisions. This Determination was made following wide-ranging consultations with industry on 6th May 2014 and, subsequently, on 14th August 2014, where TRR sought comments and feedback from industry, service providers, Government and interested individuals.

This Determination needs to be read in conjunction with, and enforces various matters in relation to, the Government’s UAP to ensure that the Policy is effectively implemented in accordance with its requirements, whilst at the same time; it encourages innovation and market development in the UAP areas.

Overall observations collated from the consultation papers and the details of the Determination can be viewed by downloading the respective documents below.

Determinations 2010 – TVL/Digicel Interconnection Dispute-Final Determination

This is a Determination made by the Regulator over an interconnection dispute between TVL and Digicel. The Dispute is over the charges of interconnection services provided between the two service providers. Prior to this determination, both service providers did not charge any interconnection services (Bill and Keep-BAK) for mobile to mobile termination calls.

Such arrangement (BAK) is only for 2 years (2008-2010) which the both service providers will then review. Both service providers cannot reach an agreement; as such refer their dispute to the Regulator for determination. At the end, the Regulator determines the dispute using benchmarking marking as required under the Act. Below are the following rates.

Period

Mobile call termination cost estimate

 

Non-mobile to mobile call termination (5.1 (b))

Mobile to mobile call termination (5.1 (c))

 

Mobile call origination (5.1 (e))

 

Current (second plus second equivalent)

10.2

14.1

0.0

14.1

25 June 2010 to 30 September 2010

10.1

13.6

1.2

13.6

1 October 2010 to 31 December 2010

10.1

13.1

2.5

13.1

1 January 2011 to 31 March 2011

10.1

12.5

3.7

12.5

1 April 2011 to 30 June 2011

10.0

12.0

4.9

12.0

1 July 2011 to 30 September 2011

10.0

11.5

6.2

11.5

1 October 2011 to 31 December 2011

9.9

10.9

7.4

10.9

1 January 2012 to 31 March 2012

9.9

10.4

8.6

10.4

1 April 2012 to 25 June 2012

9.9

9.9

9.9

9.9

 

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