Wholesale Roaming Markets

12-09-2016

The IA may well have been prepared in some haste, given that the RLAH regime is supposed to be introduced in less than a year. However, overall, it is of reasonable quality and presents a good overview and comparison of policy measures. One weakness of the analysis is that it does not go beyond the main objective, namely to enable cost recovery for the operators after the abolition of roaming charges. While this is understandable, given that the proposal is an amendment of the existing legislation, the final analysis could usefully have been broadened to include other possible economic, social and environmental impacts. This would have allowed the IA to better match the analysis with the complexity of the problem highlighted in the introduction.       

The IA may well have been prepared in some haste, given that the RLAH regime is supposed to be introduced in less than a year. However, overall, it is of reasonable quality and presents a good overview and comparison of policy measures. One weakness of the analysis is that it does not go beyond the main objective, namely to enable cost recovery for the operators after the abolition of roaming charges. While this is understandable, given that the proposal is an amendment of the existing legislation, the final analysis could usefully have been broadened to include other possible economic, social and environmental impacts. This would have allowed the IA to better match the analysis with the complexity of the problem highlighted in the introduction.