Makedonski Telekomunikacii unimpressed with interconnection prices

27 Jan 2006

Following a long delay, the Telecommunications Administration of Macedonia has finally published interconnection prices for new operators wishing to gain access to Makedonski Telekomunikacii (MT’s) fixed line network. However, the incumbent is reported to be less than impressed with the watchdog’s recommendations and plans to lodge a complaint, arguing that they are too low. The Agency is unfazed, saying that MT can file a complaint but it will not postpone the implementation of the interconnection agreement. MT is now obliged to announce the interconnection prices within five days. Several companies are thought to be interested in offering fixed line telephony services in the country, including Nextel, Dasto, On.net, Neotel, Zorins-net and Ilirija. The country’s law on electronic communications and interconnection prices should have been determined at the start of 2005 when the sector was formally liberalised, but it has taken a full year to approve all aspects of the technical, legal and interconnection pricing proposals.

North Macedonia, Makedonski Telekom (Telekom)