Telecommunications Wholesale and Retail Fixed Market Review 2019

Closed 31 May 2019

Opened 5 Apr 2019

Feedback Updated 22 Aug 2019

We Asked

The Communications Commission sought your views on proposals for the definition of relevant telecommunications markets, Significant Market Power determinations, and proposed obligations to remedy identified competition issues.

You Said

In total 5 responses from licensed operators were received in response to the consultation: 4 were received using the consultation hub and 1 by email.

We Did

The Communications Commission is now considering your responses and conducting a review of the final decisions with the intention of publishing a final response and decision notices by 30th September 2019.

Overview

The Telecommunication Wholesale and Retail Fixed Market Review 2019 invites views on proposals for the definitions of relevant telecommunications markets, Significant Market Power determinations, and proposed obligations to remedy identified competition issues. Provisions for conducting market reviews and placing additional obligations on operators with significant market power are contained within the licences issued under Section 5 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (of Tynwald). 

The full document is available below as a PDF and includes draft Decision Notices which set out the proposed final determinations and additional obligations, and this constitutes a notification of proposed determinations as required in each operators’ Licence. The Communications Commission (the Commission) will consider representations before publishing final Decision Notices.

The foreword to the document explains how to submit views. 

The consultation asks specific questions based on information provided in the full market review document, respondees should consider this information in any response and refer back to it.  Responses will be fully considered before the Commission publishes its final Decision Notices, which will constitute the market power determinations and remedies. As such it is important for respondees to ensure they have included sufficient rationale, objective justification, and/or evidence in their responses.

If you wish to discuss the issues and questions raised in this consultation, or simply seek clarification, please contact the Commission. 

Why We Are Consulting

This is the second round of Market Reviews, the first was in 2012 with details available on the Communication Commission’s website, and the Commission is seeking views on its preliminary findings and remedies. 

What Happens Next

Consultation responses will be processed by the Communications Commission to inform the final decisions and feedback will be given.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Telecommunications