ECTEL PASSES NEW LEGISLATION TO BOOST TELECOMS COMPETITION
The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (Ectel) has approved new legislation aimed at boosting competition in the region.
The new regulations, which have been approved by the council of ministers, address issues including consumer protection, submarine cable access, network infrastructure access, and wholesale services rules. Ectel said it aims to address access issues on networks held by dominant operators, and also to publish guidelines on the conduct of market analyses.
The new legislation has been introduced six months after the authority announced it had been unable to reach an amicable agreement with Cable & Wireless Communications over its 2015 acquisition of Columbus International.