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Telecommunications Promulgation 2008 > Objective of the Promulgation

Objective

TO ESTABLISH THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF FIJI AND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPEAL TRIBUNAL, AND THEIR FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSING OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AND THE MANAGEMENT AND LICENSING OF RADIO SPECTRUM AND FOR RELATED MATTERS

The objectives of this Promulgation are to provide a regulatory framework for telecommunications that promotes the long term interests of end users of telecommunications services, or of services provided by means of telecommunications services, and the efficiency and international competitiveness of the telecommunications industry in Fiji and, as consistently with that objective as is practicable -

(a) to provide rapid expansion of reliable and as affordable as possible telecommunications services on an equitable basis, with particular improvement in rural areas;

(b) to promote efficient investment and innovation in telecommunications networks and services;

(c) to provide fair competition among service providers and allowing market forces to operate; and

(d) to provide and promote appropriate consumer protection and other safeguards in relation to telecommunications services where market forces are insufficient.


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