The Communications Act 2006, transposing the 2003 EU set of Communications Directives, and now amended by the Communications (Amendment) Regulations of 2011, requires the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) to carry out Market Analyses to ascertain the state of the communications market in Gibraltar.
During 2007, Gibtelecom submitted responses to the three extensive Market Analysis Public Consultation reports issued by the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority.
The consultations, which were issued by the GRA on 10 April 2007, were the culmination of a set of comprehensive analyses on the state of the local telecommunications market and which were initiated last year. The analyses are a requirement of the Communications Act 2006, which was implemented in June 2006 and transposed the 2003 EU Communications Framework.
In each report, Gibtelecom is being designated as having Significant Market Power (SMP) in the defined markets and a set of obligations, or ‘remedies’ are being applied in each. The remedies, which are only applied to SMP-designated operators, can vary from price control to applying policies of non-discrimination to price publication and accounting separation.
The GRA issued a further public consultation in June 2009 assigning SMP on CTS (Gibraltar) Ltd in their own fixed and mobile networks. Gibtelecom submitted a response to this public consultation.
In 2011, the GRA issued public consultations on its second round of market analyses. In each consultation, the GRA proposes to maintain the SMP status on Gibtelecom. Gibtelecom submitted substantive responses to each public consultation.
Click on the links below to view copies of Gibtelecom's responses to each Public Consultation and associated correspondence.
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