Tunisian regulator opens fibre sharing consultation

30 Sep 2016

Tunisian telecoms watchdog the Nation Telecommunications Authority (Instance Nationale des Telecommunications, INT) has launched a public consultation process, inviting comments on plans to introduce regulations for sharing and accessing fibre-optic infrastructure. The regulator acknowledged the growing popularity of fibre accesses for residential and business customers, but referred to the deployment of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections as ‘disjointed’. As such, the regulator hopes that the establishment of viable economic and technical conditions for sharing networks will help incentivise rollouts by minimising costs. The closing date for comments on the INT’s initial proposals is 26 October 2016.