EKIP moves telcos to cooperate on infrastructure developments

10 May 2012

Montenegro’s telecoms regulator, the Agency for Electronic Communications and Post (EKIP), has directed telcos to move towards infrastructure-sharing strategies to limit unnecessary spending. To that end, EKIP has ordered the fixed line incumbent, Crnogorski Telekom to open its infrastructure to other providers where technically feasible. The watchdog set a price of EUR3.88 (USD5.0) per month for full unbundled access to the local loop, and EUR1.16 per month for shared access. Similarly, EKIP has called on cellcos to reduce the construction of towers by sharing infrastructure; the regulator said that there were 59 masts in Montenegro jointly used by all three operators.