Conatel opens public consultations on roaming, VAS regulations

11 Aug 2014

Haiti’s telecoms regulator Conseil National des Telecommunications (Conatel) has opened public consultations on three draft resolutions, in regards to roaming regulation and supplementary mobile services and value added services (VAS). The proposed roaming legislation lays down the new regulatory provisions based on international best practices; pursuant to Article 269 of the Telecommunications Act, the draft document establishes the rates charged for roaming service and the general obligations of mobile operators for the provision of the service. Further, Conatel aims to develop the regulatory framework regarding the provision of supplementary services, including Mobile Originated Short Message Service (MO-SMS), and its draft legislation also establishes the legal and economic conditions for delivering this type of services. All interested parties are invited to submit their comments on the topics.