The Market and competition unit (MCU) is responsible for all economic affairs related to the telecommunications market including its financial and technical aspects. Through conducting economic, financial and technological research, assessments and analyses, the MCU studies the potential of the telecommunications market and guides its development. A large part of its role focuses on suggesting policies and setting conditions for technical services and monitoring compliance with these conditions. In addition, the MCU is responsible for studying tariffs and fees to ensure fair competition.
“The MCU’s mission within the TRA is to ensure fair and transparent competition in the telecommunications market. The MCU evaluates the impact of technologies on the Telecommunications market and suggests based on thorough economic market research and assessment Policies for market development. Another major role of the MCU is to suggest Regulations and specifications for interconnection, numbering and spectrum while ensuring those are met by the licensed service providers. In addition MCU studies the tariffs of all service providers while it approves the tariffs of those providers with significant market power (SMP). Finally it suggests and implements the Universal Service policy and its specifications, proposes spectrum fees and manages the analytical accounting checking that service tariffs are cost-based."
Patrick Eid, Board member and head of MCU