PTS wraps up Telia, Tele2 interconnect arbitration

2 Dec 2013

Sweden’s National Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) has issued a decision in a backdated arbitration case between TeliaSonera and Tele2 concerning price levels for fixed call termination, in which the regulator determined the network termination rates each telco can charge the other for the period 24 April 2008 to 31 December 2009. The dispute arose because previous PTS orders and dispute resolution decisions on interconnection rates for the period in question were repealed in 2011 for procedural reasons, and therefore new rates had to be calculated based on new PTS pricing models. The fixed call termination rates PTS decided on are equal to or greater than the levels specified in the repealed decisions for the relevant periods; the rates indirectly affect all operators in the market, because the price level of fixed call termination should be the same for all players, the regulator concluded.