The communications regulatory framework requires the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA or the Authority) to define relevant markets susceptible to ex-ante regulation, appropriate to national circumstances in accordance with the market definition procedure outlined in the Framework Directive. In addition, the Authority is required to conduct an analysis of the relevant markets to decide whether or not they are effectively competitive and, having identified competition problems, propose appropriate regulatory measures.
On 22nd January 2014, the Authority issued a national consultation on retail access to the public telephone network, retail local calls and retail international calls provided at a fixed location (Public Consultation No. 01/14).
The Authority received submissions from the two operators listed below by the close of the consultation period. The detailed responses to the consultation were provided by:
The Authority thanks the respondents for their submissions. Having considered the views of the respondents, the Authority sets out in this document its conclusions regarding the market review process including its SMP obligations and subsequent notification to the Commission, BEREC and other NRA's in accordance with Article 7 of the Framework Directive.