The TRA wants to ensure there is a fair level of competition in the market and to cease any anti-competitive behavior, by imposing remedies to the tariffs offered by Service Providers with Significant Market Power (SMP) in markets where competition is not effective.
The TRA’s objectives include presenting a proposed approach to tariffs regulation, including obligations requiring Service Providers to notify the TRA of the tariffs for services they offer and the manner by which they shall publish such tariffs.
The TRA aims to outline potential methods of ex ante regulation for Designated Services such as:
- Cost based pricing
- Price approval requirements
- Implementation of price controls
The “Pricing Regulation” was launched for consultation. The outcome of this consultation will be used to further detail the tariffs obligations likely to be imposed on Service Providers with SMP. Interested parties were urged to submit their feedback before the 31st of July, 2008 after having reviewed the following documents: