URCA: BTC cell monopoly 'rare'

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March 26, 2012

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

WHILE conceding that the Bahamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC) ongoing cellular monopoly was "increasingly rare", the industry regulator has rejected Cable Bahamas' urging that it should ensure a 'level playing field' for future rivals by denying the newly-privatised carrier further spectrum in the key 700 MHz band.

Responding to industry comments on its consultation over the licensing, fees and administration of the Bahamas' spectrum radio frequency bands, the Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority (URCA) said that acquiescing to Cable Bahamas' demands would deny Bahamian consumers the benefits BTC could ...

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News date : 03/26/2012    Category : Tribune Stories

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