This decision follows a public consultation issued on 9 October 2012 for which three operators responded. This decision summaries the feedback from the respondents as well as the MCA’s position and Decision.
In summary, the MCA is mandating the glidepaths featured in Tables 1 and 2 below for fixed wholesale termination and origination respectively which will be made applicable from 1 January 2013.
The charges shall be applicable to all those operators having an SMP in the wholesale fixed termination and/or origination markets. These charges shall remain applicable, as a minimum, until 31 December 2013.
Going forward, the MCA will be issuing an annual statement, notifying all stakeholders on whether it would be starting the review process of the model in the subsequent year.
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