TRA to conduct market dominance review

7 Aug 2018

Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is looking to carry out a review of the telecoms market and identify constraints to competition, as well as prevent abuse of dominant position by operators. Muscat Daily reports that the regulator is commissioning a consultancy project to assist in a ‘Market Review’, with consultants invited to submit proposals for the subject tender by 28 August. The consultant will review all previously defined markets (retail and wholesale) and propose the introduction of new markets, where required, for fixed, mobile and data services.

‘The TRA is also cognisant of new concepts (e.g. OTT content, IP interconnection, IoT, cloud computing, IXPs) that directly or indirectly has impact on the market reviews. As such, market definitions and dominant positions may have changed since the last market assessment,’ the watchdog said, adding: ‘It may also be noted that the Market Definition and Dominance Decision of 2013 is also due to be revised in 2018, therefore the TRA now intends to review all existing and potential new markets.’