TRA issues directive to ensure telecom sector remains competitive

Business Sunday 09/August/2020 13:40 PM
By: Times News Service
TRA issues directive to ensure telecom sector remains competitive

Muscat: Oman’s Telecommunication Regulation Authority has issued a new directive to ensure all telecom companies operating in the country continue to remain competitive, so that any one company does not get an unfair advantage over the others.
Mohammed Al Rumhi, the chairman of the board of directors of the TRA, issued Decision No. 59/2020, amending provisions to the existing Resolution Number 70/2013, regarding the rules for market regulation and behaviour that goes against the efforts of ensuring it remains competitive.
“The authority, on its own initiative, or based on complaints submitted by a concerned party, may initiate investigations to ensure the actions or activities of the licensee limit or prevent competitive behaviour, that are contrary to the spirit of competition, or that violate prior regulatory obligations, in accordance with the procedures for officiating competitiveness complaints,” said a statement from the organisation.
The decision comes just days after the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority decided to update its report on the current state of the Omani telecom market, and called for all stakeholders involved in this sector to provide feedback on the public consultation document it has recently released in this context.
“In light of the TRA’s role in conducting periodic reviews of the telecommunications services markets, the TRA is currently updating the market definition and dominance report issued in 2013,” said the authority.