The TRA issued Access and Interconnection Regulation in April 2016 via Decision no. (25/2016). In accordance with the said Regulation, the Dominant operators (Omantel and Ooredoo Oman) submitted their Reference Access and Interconnection Offers (RAIOs) for TRA approval. The TRA conducted extensive consultation with the industry on the proposed RAIOs and issued two Decisions (67/2017 and 68/2017) containing detailed directions for amendment of the terms and conditions of the RAIOs of the two dominant operators. These Decisions can be viewed at https://tra.gov.om/legal-framework/decisions-and-regulations/1640-omantel-raio-decision, and https://tra.gov.om/legal-framework/decisions-and-regulations/1644-ooredoo-raio-decision. These Decisions required the Dominant operators to make specific amendments in their RAIOs within 30 days.
During the 30 days granted to Omantel to amend its second Draft RAIO, Omantel filed a Review Request dated 29 January 2018 regarding TRA’s decision no. (68/2017), in accordance with the Telecommunications Act.