ECOI publishes decision on wholesale markets for local loops and bitstream connections

20 Oct 2021

The Electronic Communications Office of Iceland (ECOI) has published its final decision on the market analysis of wholesale markets for local loops and bitstream connections, following the approval of the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). ECOI maintains the nomination of Mila as a company with significant market power (SMP) and the imposition of obligations on the company in Market 3a (wholesale local access provided at a fixed location) and Market 3b (wholesale central access provided at a fixed location for mass-market products). Despite the entry of Gagnaveita Reykjavikur (GR) and other local area networks, Mila’s market share is still around 57% and there are still significant entry barriers in the relevant markets. Furthermore, ECOI nominates Mila’s parent company, Siminn, as a company with SMP in the relevant markets and imposes a number of obligations on it, including access obligation, non-discrimination, transparency, tariffs monitoring and cost accounting.