Final Determination on Assessment of SMP in Mobile Call and SMS Termination Services

URCA has published its Final Determination and Statement of Results on the “Assessment of Significant Market Power in Mobile Call and Short Messaging Termination Services on NewCo2015 Limited’s Cellular Mobile Network in The Bahamas under Section 39(1) of the Communications Act, 2009” (ECS 33/2016).

In this document, URCA made determinations regarding the definition of markets, that NewCo has significant market power (SMP) in those markets, and the extent to which ex-ante regulation is appropriate in those markets. The published document also provides URCA’s feedback on responses received to the consultation, which comprised two rounds of comments from interested persons. At the close of the initial response period (i.e., 15 August 2016) URCA received written comments from Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) and NewCo2015 Limited (NewCo). In the second consultation round responses were received from BTC and NewCo.