Interconnect Pricing 1999

In November 1998 the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) tabled a new Telecommunications Policy before Parliament. This new framework recognized the Office of Utilities Regulation, OUR, as the independent regulatory agency for the telecommunications sector in Jamaica. It also set out those areas (value-added services, and wireless services) in which the GOJ will be introducing competition. The Policy specifically mandated the OUR to develop interconnection guidelines which will be used in commercial negotiations of the terms and conditions of interconnection contracts between entrants and the incumbent operator. The regulatory approach proposed by the OUR is in keeping with the regulatory commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Basic Agreement on Trade in Telecommunication Services of which Jamaica is a signatory.

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Consultation Documents