New regulations to be publicly debated

30 Mar 2006

Three draft laws aimed at creating a fairer competitive environment in Ecuador’s telecoms market will be opened for public comment in the second week of April, local newspaper Expreso reported. One law is aimed at making it easier for users to choose alternative long-distance telephony providers; the second amendment aims to promote competition through various technical and economic measures; and a third measure is designed to establish a new, clearer framework for billing interconnection fees. After the public consultation, the new regulations are scheduled to take effect at the beginning of May 2006.