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The following are legislation that are relevant to or related to the work of the Commission as well as Orders, Determinations and Directions issued by the Commission. These files may be downloaded, saved and printed.
Service providers are required to file the standard retail prices of all their telecommunications services with the Commission within 7 days of setting (or changing) prices for them.
The Commission may require that the service provider take extra measures or provide additional information as part of their filed prices. As a standard, service providers are required to provide the prices and the corresponding services/products and conditions that apply for those services and prices. Service providers are also required to publish this information on their websites and by circulation at their points of sale.
The Commission may regulate the prices of services provided by selected service providers in accordance with the Act to regulate market impact and to to ensure that a reasonable level of competition exists in the market. Regulation may come in the form of price caps, by setting a glide path or by utilising other methods as the Commission sees fit, taking into account services providers' (for concerns such as return on investment) and to maintain healthy competition. The Commission may carry out this role of its own volition or upon application from other service providers.
The Commission may require that service providers repay to its users amounts received on the basis of prices applied that do not comply with the pdf Telecommunications Act (2009) (627 KB) .
The Price Control Act does not apply for the provision of telecommunications services and access.
Under Part 7 of the pdf Telecommunications Act (2009) (627 KB) , the Commission has the authority to prescribe classes or other types of radio spectrum and radio equipment, requirements for radio spectrum licences and for authorisation of use of radio equipment (including technical requirements and standards related to radio interference) and procedures that are applicable to the use of the radio spectrum and equipment.
A three-year rolling budget is presented to the Evaluation Committee for its approval before the end of every financial year for their approval. The budget includes the Commission's estimates for its revenue and expenditure for the following three years.
The Commission is not funded by parliamentary budget appropriations but through services licences fees paid to the Commission by the operators. In the exercise of its stautory powers and functions the Commission is not subject to the direction and control of government Ministers.
Approved budgets are public documents and can only be change by the Evaluation Committee. Please contact us if you would like to request a printed copy.