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Public opinion on telecommunication market

Public opinion on telecommunication market

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) this week hosted a pubic dialogue to determine dominant positions in the telecommunication market.
The platform provided stakeholders an opportunity to argue their case and raise their views, facts and opinions on whether certain licensees should or should not be categorised as a dominant player.
As the initiator of this process, CRAN commissioned its first dominance study in 2012 where the dominant players in the telecommunications market were identified.
Chief Executive Officer of CRAN, Festus Mbandeka adding that the platform provided stakeholders an opportunity to argue their case and raise their views, facts and opinions on whether a certain licensee should or should not be categorised as a dominant player”
CRAN carried out an updated study which forms the basis of this public hearing. Inputs and written submission were welcomed from all participants.
This study differed significantly from the one conducted in 2012 indicating that Namibia has a vibrant and changing telecommunications market and CRAN therefore had to re-look markets within the ambient of the Act. I
Regulators name dominant players in the market so as to better safeguard fair competition for all players, especially the smaller industry participants.
It is through the heightened regulation of licensees that hold a dominant position in the market
that consumers and industry can equally benefit.
Consumers can benefit through the direct result of affordable user prices, better products, and services. This effort also creates an efficient market investment.
Mbandeka added that Regulators name dominant players in the market so as to better safeguard fair competition for all players, especially the smaller industry participants.“It is through the heightened regulation of licensees that hold a dominant position in the market that consumers and industry can equally benefit,” he said.
Adding that consumers can benefit through the direct result of affordable user prices, better products, and services while creating efficient market investment.

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