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Public Notices

  • Retail Service Determination in relation to On-net and Offnet Calls

    Official Notice: Public Inquiry– Potential Retail Service Determination in Relation to Voice and Data Services – on-net/off-net Voice and Messaging Services. On 18 March 2022, the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) commenced a Public Inquiry into a potential retail service determination in relation to voice and data services. The terms of reference of the inquiry are to consider: 1. whether or not a recommendation should be made to the Minister under section 159 of the National Information and Communications Technology Act 2009 (the Act) that: (a) national voice services supplied by Digicel; (b) mobile data services supplied by Digicel; and (c) fixed data services supplied by Telikom. should be subject to retail service determinations to control price levels, and, in the case of (a) to prohibit price discrimination between on-net and off-net calls; and, if so; 2. the appropriate terms of such a retail service determination; and 3. the extent to which those terms would meet the retail regulation criteria in section 158 of the Act. Following the first phase of the Public Inquiry, and taking into account comments in submissions from operators and other interested parties, and having regard to new competitive entry into the market, NICTA decided not to proceed with any form of price capping for these services. However, the issues associated with price discrimination and differentials between on-net and offnet voice and messaging services were raised. The second phase of the Public Inquiry has now commenced into whether a draft retail service determination that NICTA has prepared is appropriate to address the issues raised. A discussion paper for the purposes of Section 232 of the Act is available on NICTA’s website (www.nicta.gov.pg) from Friday October 21, 2022. The public inquiry shall commence from that date and end in early by or before December 2022. Up to date information on the inquiry shall be available from NICTA’s website. All written submissions should be submitted by email to: by close of business, Friday November 4, 2022. Copies of the submissions received will be published on NICTA’s Public Register consistent with the requirements under subsection 229(3) of the Act. Any respondent that wishes to claim confidentiality over information that it submits should follow the procedures set out in the current guidelines on the submission of written comments to public consultations and public inquiries, which are also available from NICTA’s Public Register at www.nicta.gov.pg For further enquiries contact Mr. Polume Lume, Acting Director, Economic, Consumer & International Affairs on telephone 3033272 during business hours or email: . This notice fulfils the requirements of Section 231 of the Act. Consultative Papers Comments/Submissions Reports

  • Potential Declaration of Domestic Mobile and Fixed Termination Access Services

    Official Notice: The National Information and Communications Technology Act 2009 (the Act) provides for NICTA to conduct public inquiries into whether or not particular wholesale services should be made ‘declared services’ by the Minister. An operator licensee that supplies a declared service must comply with particular non-discrimination obligations. The terms and conditions of supply of a declared service must be consistent with the general pricing principles specified in the Act and the service-specific principles that must be specified by NICTA for each declared service. NICTA may also be called upon to arbitrate a dispute between two operator licensees regarding the terms and conditions of supply of a declared service. NICTA has decided to conduct a public inquiry to consider the declaration of the following wholesale telecommunications services: wholesale domestic fixed termination access service (DFTAS); and domestic mobile terminating access service (DMTAS). The terms of reference for this inquiry are provided at Attachment A. As set out in this discussion paper, NICTA staff’s preliminary view is that DFTAS and DMTAS should be recommended to the Minister for declaration. NICTA invites written comments in response to these preliminary conclusions. The question that NICTA would encourage submissions to address in the case of each wholesale service is whether there is agreement or disagreement with the assessment that NICTA has made and the reasons for that view. In addition submissions might consider whether there are other wholesale services, or alternative wholesale service definitions, that NICTA should have considered and whether those services should be declared or not. Submissions should be submitted via email to and must be received by noon Friday 4th, November 2022. Discussion Papers Comments/Submissions Pending Reports Pending

  • Deferral Notice – Regional ICT consumer Protection Forum 2022

    NOTICE OF REGIONAL ICT CONSUMER PROTECTION FORUMS DEFERRED This public notice serves to inform stakeholders and the wider public that NICTA’s ICT Consumer Protection Forums as initially scheduled to be hosted in Lae, Kokopo and Hagen are now deferred to future dates that will be notified to the Public, once confirmed by NICTA. NICTA sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience. All queries related to this notice may be made through .

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