PROJECTS

Review of Papua New Guinea Telecommunications Regulation

The problem

Digicel was threatened by a proposed change to regulation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) that would give competitors access to Digicel’s mobile towers.

As a new entrant Digicel had invested US$120 million in telecommunications infrastructure and built 120 mobile towers to ensure high levels of coverage. The incumbent telecommunications company, which had a poor network and few mobile towers, had proposed the change in regulation.

How we helped

Castalia made a submission against compulsory third-party access to Digicel’s mobile infrastructure as part of a review process run by the regulator—the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA). We developed detailed analysis, compared other jurisdictions and examined the market in PNG. We argued that in PNG, where security issues affected operation of mobile towers, security of supply and competition effects of having multiple networks with their own towers outweighed any benefits from sharing of the existing infrastructure.

Impact

Digicel was not required to provide compulsory third-party access to their mobile infrastructure.

Our team

Alex Sundakov

Alex Sundakov

Executive Director

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
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United States of America

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Australia

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New Zealand

PARIS
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France

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Colombia

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WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Level 1 Kyle House, 27-31 Macquarie Place
Australia

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

Castalia-logo-negative-2col
PROJECTS          NEWS         CONTACT
© Copyright 2019 Castalia. All rights reserved.
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