CRA approves Wholesale Charges for years 2018, 2019 and 2020

Thursday, August 2, 2018
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The CRA has issued the Order to direct Ooredoo and Vodafone to implement specific Interconnection or access charges or changes to such charges, as determined by the CRA.

“The wholesale charges have been determined for the Interconnection Services (e.g. Termination and Origination services), Interconnection Link Services, Transmission Link Services and Access to Ducts of Ooredoo”. They will be effective on July 1, 2018 for calendar year 2018, on January 1, 2019 for calendar year 2019 and on January 1, 2020 for calendar year 2020.

The Order will remain in effect after 2020 until the CRA issues an Order amending the wholesale charges.

SPs may request for a review of the wholesale charges subject to a material change in network costs in relation to the relevant services, which shall be no earlier than 12 months from the effective date of this Order. Such a request shall be supported by an objective justification and relevant cost data.

These wholesale charges are set excluding VAT. The forthcoming laws, rules and regulations shall define the treatment of VAT in this context.

Ooredoo and Vodafone must publish the applicable wholesale charges determined in this Order on its official website 10 working days from the effective date of this Order.

Order, consultations and responses of the Service Providers are available below.