The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Sultanate of Oman (hereinafter, the ‘TRA’) is empowered under The Telecommunications Regulatory Act, issued by Royal Decree No. 30/2002 (and subsequent amendments thereto), to make decisions in relation to the regulatory remedies that may be required to address the risks that arise for consumers and competition as a consequence. As a result of the Decision regarding Market Definition, and Dominance “MDD” No. 46/2022 issued on 10th February 2022, Omantel, Ooredoo and Oman Broadband designated with dominance in those telecommunications markets that it considers are susceptible to ex-ante regulation, and has imposed a number of specific ex-ante obligations, including the requirement to offer certain A&I services under regulated terms and conditions that are set out in reference offers. In line with the A&I Regulation, Omantel and Ooredoo have prepared Draft Amended RAIOs to reflect the new changes necessary, and Oman Broadband has prepared its First Draft RAIO after being designated as dominant provider in its specific market. All the Draft RAIOs will be subject to review by the Authority, industry stakeholders, and by the public as per the review process detailed in the Consultation Document.

What is required of the public

The TRA invites all licensees, stakeholders, interested parties and the public in general to provide their comments and views, in writing, on the draft RAIOs, its terms and conditions, and the included price.

Submission Date

3:00 PM 15 Jun 2023

How to submit responses

Responses to the consultation, using the template by Annex A in the consultation document, can be submitted to The TRA in a hard copy or soft copy (PDF or Word) on the following addresses:

  • Soft Copy via E-mail to:competition@tra.gov.om
  • Delivery (hard and soft copy) by hand or by courier to:
    Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
    TRA Premises at Seeb Airport Heights
    P.O. Box 3555, P.C. 111,
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Public Consultation Document and Other Attachments

1-PUBLIC CONSULTATION Document on Review of Reference Access and Interconnection Offers. (Click Here )