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Preliminary Determination on Fees for the Electricity Sector in The Bahamas
Friday July 22nd, 2016

Today, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, (URCA) published for consultation its Preliminary Determination on Fees for the Electricity Sector (ES) in The Bahamas (EC 01/2016).

On January 28, 2016 the Electricity Act (EA) came into operation which established URCA as the regulator for the Electricity Sector in The Bahamas. URCA will seek to regulate the ES in accordance with the goals, policy objectives and principles set out in the National Energy Policy and the Electricity Sector Policy, as required by the EA. In regard to the ES, URCA shall determine and assess fees or charges for the services it renders in the performance and exercise of its powers and functions under the EA. The Preliminary Determination published today details the types of fees and charges URCA proposes to levy on service providers and other relevant parties in the ES.

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Final Determination and Order National Roaming
Friday July 22nd, 2016

Final Determination and Order on Provision of National Roaming Services on Cellular Mobile Networks of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) in The Bahamas to NewCo2015 Limited for an Interim Period

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) has today published its Final Determination and Order on the introduction of national roaming in support of competition in the cellular mobile communications sector. The formal consultation was launched on 30 March 2016 with the publication of the Preliminary Determination and Draft Order and officially closed 24 June 2016. The goal of the consultation was to consider whether Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) should be under an obligation to provide national roaming to NewCo2015 Limited (“NewCo”) during its roll-out period and, if so, the regulatory obligations to impose on BTC to ensure that all reasonable requests for the service are met. Responses to the consultation were received from the BTC and Cable Bahamas Ltd. (on behalf of NewCo2015 Limited).

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