TRA Confirms SMP Determinations In Broadband Market
News: Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has finalised the determination of Significant Market Power (SMP) in the retail and wholesale fixed broadband internet access markets. The TRA confirmed that telecoms operator Batelco is no longer an SMP operator in the retail or wholesale fixed broadband internet segments, but still holds SMP status in the retail or wholesale fixed broadband markets. Batelco will be exempted from facing ex ante regulation on its residential retail fixed broadband tariffs, and will not be required to offer local loop unbundling, bit stream access, or Wholesale DSL resale to competitors over its copper infrastructure. The operator will also not be required to offer equivalent wholesale services over its fibre infrastructure.