NTRA Scope of work
Policy and Licensing
• Setting detailed regulatory policy in harmony with the national telecommunications plan to ensure that high-quality, up-to-date telecommunication networks and services are provided at affordable prices for all citizens.
• Working to bring about the total liberalization of the telecom services market by the end of 2005 in line with WTO/BTA commitments.
• Forming a licensing framework for liberalized services to create a transparent, healthy and predictable sector and to stimulate growth.
• Developing a licensing process for networks and services covering individual licenses and class licenses for all telecommunication applications.
• The NTRA has prepared the competition policy framework, prohibiting anti-competitive practices such as the misuse of a dominant position, cross-subsidization, refusal to supply essential facilities, vertical price squeezing, dumping, predatory pricing, misuse of information and restrictive agreements.
• The NTRA is working to create a suitable environment for the liberalization of the market, in which there will be free competition and investment on a non-discriminatory basis.
• The NTRA has issued a framework that governs interconnection agreements and provision of services between licensed operators. The framework ensures that all licensees are treated fairly and in a non-discriminatory manner, and identifies the technical, commercial, legal and regulatory rules needed to ensure efficient and fair internetworking practices in the telecommunication market.